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Build Group Unveils First Advertising Based Revenue-Generating Canopy Structure, the Solumbria™ Message Center, at Intersolar North America Moscone Center, San Francisco July 10-12, 2012

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The San Francisco-based Solar Canopy Design/Builder to Offer Solar Installation Owners the Ability to Integrate Advertising Sales Programs to Drastically Improve ROI and Payback Period.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2012 /PR Newswire/ --  Build Group, Inc. (www.buildgc.com) today announced the company will launch their much-anticipated add-on product, the Solumbria™ Message Center (SMC), next week at Intersolar North America. The industry's first revenue-generating advertising and messaging system provides owners of solar canopy installations creative new ways to enhance ROI. According to Build Group Principals, owners can cut payback periods 50% or more by capitalizing on advertising revenues afforded by the SMC.

Once plentiful state and federal grants or rebates making investment in solar possible have dwindled. This decline in governmental subsidization coupled with low ROI, long payback periods and increasingly lower Fossil Fuel based energy costs has resulted in traditional solar support structures becoming economically less viable than in previous years. The SMC creates new opportunities in solar energy by providing revenue-generating opportunities that maximize ROI, increase project based revenue and cut payback periods significantly.

The SMC visual LED display assembly is directly integrated into the primary structure. The assembly is cylindrical in shape, weatherproof, theft-proof and generates static and dynamic scroll or fade in/out imagery and messaging. Linked to RSS feeds and vendor specific content including social media and major advertising industry players, the SMC revolutionizes the solar carport industry. The Center is powered by conventional, grid-based electricity and/or photovoltaic or other renewable energy. 

Eric Horn, COO, noted the relevance of this innovation: 'As we worked with governmental, retail, commercial and corporate clients we identified the need for a revenue generating solar carport system. The Solumbria™ Message Center will allow owners the economic freedom to truly 'go green' and power their facilities with alternative energy.'

CFO Jason Berry said, 'The SMC is a game changer for the solar industry that will allow PV canopies to be both an affordable and lucrative investment.'

Build Group representatives will have a Solumbria™ Message Center (SMC) scale model available for viewing at Intersolar North America, booth #L314.

Build Group has produced over 40 MW of solar parking structures and is actively developing/negotiating bid proposals for their products with large retail chains, governmental, educational, and commercial clients throughout the United States and Asia. Most notable solar projects include:  2 MW for REC Solar at the Bay Pines VA, 8 MW for Solar City in various school districts across California, and 4 MW for REC Solar at the Los Angeles VA.

About Build Group and Solumbria™
Established in 2007, Build Group is a privately held company that provides general contracting services to a diverse clientele, including multifamily residential, solar support, mixed-use and retail. Patent pending designs Solumbria™ Adaptable Array and Message Center, provide revenue-generating adaptable and upgradeable solar support structure solutions for private and public projects. www.buildgc.com

SOURCE Build Group , Inc.

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