We recently had our new 46.83 kW photo voltaic solar power system connected to the grid and we’re now generating our own power! Pretty cool!
The system was installed earlier this summer on the roof of our offices in Kenilworth, NJ using every available square foot of space. Our solar vendor, Trinity Solar of Freehold, NJ, carefully layed out the 235 panels to avoid shadows created by flue pipes, exhaust fans and our roof-top heating/cooling unit.
This system will supply approximately 59% of the power we previously purchased from the utility company. We’ve already seen on sunny days that we’re generating enough power to run our entire operation AND put power back into the grid. The utility company buys back the excess power we’re generating and generous incentives from the state Board of Public Utilities and the federal government helped to make the system not only good for the environment but a good business decision, too.
My wife Pam was up on the roof during the installation and she, too, is as enthused as I am about making an investment that makes sense in so many ways!
Until next time – keep cool!
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