The North Face Installs 1 MW Solar Power System at West Coast Distribution Center

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image: Recurrent Energy

The number of companies finding room on their property/roof for solar power systems continues to rise. Outdoors gear manufacturer The North Face has announced that it has completed installation of a 1 MW solar power system at its West Coast distribution center in Visalia, California. All of the electricity from the system, which is owned and operated by Recurrent Energy will be sold to The North Face, and will supply 25-30% of the facilty’s electric demands. The system was built by Suntech Energy Solutions over a storm water retention area on the distribution center’s property.

In touting the completion of the system, The North Face said,

We are deeply committed to exploring new and creative solutions for energy reduction and utilizing this implementation to foster energy education throughout the local community. Through our partnership with Recurrent Energy and Suntech Energy Solutions, we are proud to be hosting a tremendously innovative system that will yield above-average energy production and financial savings.

According to EPA data that The North Face quoted, the system will reduce carbon emissions from the facility by 1,300 tonnes per year.

via: The North Face
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