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JR Motorsports Diversifies HQ Energy Supply

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2014) – JR Motorsports has completed the construction and installation of solar panels atop its race shop and office, diversifying the ways in which the company gets its energy.  The solar energy will reduce the company’s power usage from the grid by about 44 percent.A team from Argand Energy Solutions, a local Charlotte company, began last November on the installation of 836 modules, which covers approximately 42,000 square feet of rooftop space.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for several years,” said owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.  “We spent a lot of time researching this.  Operating a big shop with over 100 employees requires a lot of power.  These solar panels, while not a baseload energy source, will be a great addition to helping us meet part of our energy demand.”

In correlation with the rooftop panels, JR Motorsports is installing a monitor in the JR Nation Retail Store that will show in real time how much energy is being produced.  The store is open to fans Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

About Argand Energy:
Argand Energy Solutions is a full service solar development and finance firm that provides cost-effective, quality, and innovative solar energy services to a variety of entities including commercial, government, educational, and residential customers as well as financiers.  Our solutions are tailored to client needs and include project development, financing, system design, installation, and on-going maintenance and support.  Since 1999, Argand has pioneered the development of over 200 solar photovoltaic solar projects across the East Coast.  For more information, please visit
Based in Mooresville, N.C., JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 11-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races.  JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series, in which it has earned 12 victories since its inception in 2007.  In 2012 the JRM late model program won the track title at Motor Mile Speedway with driver Josh Berry, giving the company its first championship.  To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit

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