O'Neal Forms Strategic Partnership with Scheuten Solar USA

O'Neal Forms Strategic Partnership with Scheuten Solar USA


Contact: Brian Gallagher, 864-551-0362, bgallagher@onealinc.com

(GREENVILLE, SC-April 13, 2010) O'Neal, Inc, a Greenville-based integrated design and construction firm, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Scheuten Solar USA, Inc. a California-based provider of PV solar systems, to jointly market and install PV solar systems.

"We are pleased to partner with Scheuten Solar USA to offer PV solar solutions to the market," said Kevin Bean, O'Neal's president and CEO. "Scheuten is a proven world leader in solar and glass technologies," he added.

Through the partnership, O'Neal and Scheuten Solar USA plan to offer turn-key PV solar systems for industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility scale solar projects. The companies will conduct site feasibility analysis and offer solar system design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and monitoring services. O'Neal and Scheuten also plan to work with other solar distributors and installers in the Southeast.

"This is a natural entrée to our focus on the growing renewable market. The number of people and companies interested in exploring solar technologies is up dramatically. We've partnered with Scheuten Solar USA so that we can deliver turn-key renewable solutions to our customers, and can help them navigate the tax and regulatory aspects of solar energy," Bean said.

According to Bean, the solar market is poised for significant growth. "The financial case for solar, initial cost and return on investment, has improved drastically as equipment costs have lowered and incentives have risen," said Bean. "We believe the case for solar is solid now and will only get better. O'Neal plans on being part of this growing market."

Scheuten Solar is a global leader in a variety of solar panel and glass technologies, and O'Neal is a leading provider of design and construction services. Scheuten and O'Neal will work together to develop solar project opportunities through joint sales and marketing activities. "Our capabilities are very complimentary," said Dave Johnson, president of Scheuten Solar USA. "O'Neal has a solid history in the design and construction business, and we have a long history of providing solar solutions," he added. "We are excited about helping more companies take advantage of the benefits of clean, renewable solar energy."

About O'Neal, Inc.
O'Neal, Inc, is an integrated design and construction firm that specializes in project delivery. For more than 30 years, O'Neal has been successfully delivering capital projects in the automotive, pharmaceutical/biotech, process chemical, manufacturing, energy, and pulp and paper markets worldwide. The company, founded in 1975, has approximately 200 employees and is headquartered in Greenville, SC with additional offices in Atlanta, GA, and Raleigh, NC. For more information, visit www.onealinc.de

About Scheuten Solar USA
Scheuten is a leading and fast growing international high volume manufacturer of total
solutions in glass and solar energy systems with its head office in Venlo, The Netherlands. Scheuten employs a staff of over 1,800 and achieved a turnover of 407 million euro in 2009. Scheuten Solar is a global player in designing, manufacturing and applying photovoltaic solar modules. Since Scheuten Solar was set up in 2000 it has evolved into a fully-grown organization boasting specialists in the fields of solar technology, manufacturing, project development and project realization. By managing every stage of the solar value chain Scheuten Solar guarantees the quality and performance of all products. Scheuten Solar USA is based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. For more information, visit www.scheutensolar.com