SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Solar, a leading Bay Area commercial solar installer, today announced that it completed a 44.2 kW solar system for packaging distributor, Container Consulting Service (CCS).

“CCS was a perfect candidate for solar,” says Vista Solar Sales Manager Jennifer Le. “With high energy consumption, a large unobstructed roof space, and customers who care about their carbon footprint, the decision to go solar made sense from every perspective.”

The 44.2 kW system at CCS will offset 98% of the company’s electricity bill and generate positive cash flow savings from day one. The cumulative 25-year savings will total well over$500,000. Annually, the system will generate over 67,000 kilowatt hours of clean energy, offsetting over 50 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and producing enough energy to power 6.4 homes.

“With 65% growth in the last five years, we needed to look at smart ways to manage our growing energy consumption,” says CCS General Manager Will Trefts. “Vista Solar has helped us do that.”

Construction on the system was completed in just 8 days. The equipment used includes high-efficiency Suniva modules and SMA TriPower inverters.

Learn more about the project here.

About Vista Solar
Vista Solar is a commercial solar design and installation firm serving California businesses and non-profits. Providing $0-down, turnkey solutions that allow businesses to increase their bottom line and improve operating expenses without any capital outlay, Vista Solar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Valley Microelectronics (SVM), a global distributor of silicon products and services for the semiconductor and solar industries since 1990. Vista Solar has installed over 8 megawatts of commercial solar systems in California. For more information, visit

About Container Consulting Service, Inc.
When CCS opened its doors in 1973, it was a motivated, one-man shop operating out of a garage. From those humble beginnings, CCS has grown into the thriving mid-size packaging distributor. Family-owned and -operated, CCS employs a growing professional workforce of sales, office, and warehouse personnel, and manages a sprawling delivery network covering Northern California. For more information, visit