The 115 kilowatt array at its Green Bay, WI design and development facility generates enough electricity ot power 13 homes. It covers 22,820 square feet of rooftop to convert sunlight into electricity, producing 152,640 kilowatt hours of electricity, equivalent of sequestering carbon from 88 acres of forest.
“This expansive solar PV system will help KI reduce its energy use and carbon footprint, all while educating visitors, employees and our customers about the benefits and importance of renewable energy,” said Dick Resch, CEO at KI.
Employee-owned KI manufactures furniture and wall systems for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. Headquartered in Green Bay, WI, with sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
The solar PV system was installed by Eland Electric Corporation and uses patented, solar-panel mounting systems from SolarDock. The solar system was funded in part by a Focus on Energy grant program for Wisconsin businesses. Additional funding was made available for the project from a WPS Bonus Bid Program grant awarded to Eland Electric to promote renewable energy.
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