The solar array that will be installed on the roof will have a total capacity of 855 kilowatts. Installation of the solar array began late this August and is expected to take six weeks
Nice-Pak Products, a multi-national manufacturer of wet wipes, and its affiliate company, PDI, plans to install a solar array on its headquarters’ roof in Orangeburg, New York.
The solar array that will be installed on the roof will have a total capacity of 855 kilowatts. Installation of the solar array began late this August and is expected to take six weeks to finish, with New York-based Lighthouse Solar in charge of building the project.
The ballasted roof-mounted system will prevent 1.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the environment and is projected to generate around 1 million kilowatt-hours of energy yearly – enough to cover 15 percent of the building’s total demand for power.
“The solar array demonstrates our commitment to invest in and support sustainable business practices and is an important step towards meeting our goals for energy use and emissions,” said Robert Julius, chairman and chief executive officer of Nice-Pak.
“At PDI, we have the opportunity to not only improve outcomes for patients and healthcare, but also protect our environment and improve our surrounding community. We believe in continually finding ways to work smarter, better and more efficiently,” said PDI’s president and C.E.O., Zachary Julius.
The solar array project is supported through various grants, including one from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority under the New York Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program. The project will benefit from the Federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credit.
In the past, Nice-Pak and PDI have already pushed for sustainability efforts, including converting two of their manufacturing plants to “zero landfill” in 2010 and 2011. – EcoSeed Staff