Farrel Pomini, a world producer of apparatus and equipment for the polymer processing business, has a brand new 390 kW solar set up atop its Farrel Corp. headquarters in Ansonia, Conn.
The EnterSolar rooftop project is anticipated to supply 475,505 kWh of fresh energy yearly to offset 63% of the power’s electrical energy utilization.
“We are always looking for ways to offset our carbon footprint, and this project was a no-brainer,” feedback Paul Zepp, web site director for Farrel Pomini. “While we work with many of our customers in the polymer processing industry on their sustainability and recycling projects, it was now our turn to do the same with our operations.”
David Cassetti, mayor of the City of Ansonia, commends the producer for “making sound decisions while being respectful of the effect those decisions may have on their community.”
“This is a very forward-looking solution to the energy problems manufacturers face in Connecticut and across the country,” Cassetti provides.
For the solar project, the corporate made use of a number of incentives, together with Connecticut’s Zero-Emission Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) program. The ZREC program offers a set value for the entire environmental attributes produced through the project’s preliminary 15 years, enabling Farrel Pomini to obtain income from the system’s energy era, along with financial savings on its utility invoice. The project additionally advantages from web metering, which permits the corporate to ship power to the grid for credit when the solar system produces greater than is required on-site. The firm can then use these credit at a time when the system manufacturing is decrease than their electrical energy demand.
“EnterSolar has been developing commercial solar systems in Connecticut for more than a decade,” notes Paul Ahern, founding father of EnterSolar. “Our deep experience and knowledge of the state’s solar incentives allowed us to provide Farrel Pomini with a solar solution that advanced their sustainability efforts and made economic sense. We are proud to work with companies such as Farrel Pomini to help them meet their environmental and financial goals.”