Phoenix Contact Installs Almost 1 MW Rooftop Solar Array

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A 961 kW solar array on the rooftop of Phoenix Contact’s U.S. headquarters will generate about 30% of the power’s energy wants. Phoenix Contact partnered with Gatter & Diehl Consulting Engineers and Terrasol Energies Inc. to design the rooftop solar array. Phoenix Contact designed and put in the monitoring portion of the system, which options quite a few Phoenix Contact merchandise.

“We estimate this solar power installation will reduce our electricity costs by approximately $150,000 per year. While a smart business choice for us, reducing our company’s carbon footprint is more important in the long term,” says Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA. “Sustainability and renewable power generation are at the heart of Phoenix Contact’s vision for an all-electric society. This is one critical step on our journey to becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2030.”

Terrasol Energies Inc. additionally put in the solar array on the roof of Phoenix Contact’s Logistics Center for the Americas final 12 months. The solar array consists of two,185 SunPower photovoltaic panels, which might generate as much as 961 kW. A $250,000 PEDA restart grant and a $270,000 grant from the PPL ACT 129 fund helped offset the $1.8 million funding into the solar array.

In 2014, Phoenix Contact put in a 1MW mixed cooling heating and power (CCHP) facility. The system supplies 65% of the power’s energy wants and saves the corporate greater than $300,000 yearly. With the CCHP and the solar array, Phoenix Contact will generate sufficient energy to go off the grid on sunny days in the course of the shoulder seasons (spring and fall).

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