Polymer equipment and machinery manufacturer Farrel Pomini has partnered with EnterSolar to complete a 390-kW solar installation at the Farrel headquarters in Ansonia, Connecticut. The rooftop solar system will produce 475,505 kWh of clean energy annually to offset 63% of the facility’s electricity usage.
“Farrel Pomini is excited to have partnered with EnterSolar on this critical project. We are always looking for ways to offset our carbon footprint and this project was a no-brainer. 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,” said Paul Zepp Site Director for Farrel Pomini.
“I want to commend Paul Zepp and Farrel Pomini for this project and for their innovativeness. This is a very forward-looking solution to the energy problems manufacturers face in Connecticut and across the country. This creative, cost-saving measure comes as no surprise to Ansonia. This is how Farrel Pomini operates. We thank them for making sound decisions while being respectful of the effect those decisions may have on their community,” said Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.
For the solar project, Farrel Pomini utilized several incentives, including Connecticut’s Zero-Emission Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) solar incentive program. The program provides an attractive fixed price for all the environmental attributes produced during the project’s initial 15 years, enabling Farrel Pomini to receive revenue from the system’s clean energy generation in addition to enjoying savings on their utility bill. Farrel Pomini also benefits from net metering, a billing structure that allows the company to send power to the grid for credits when the solar system produces more than is needed on-site. The company can then use these credits at a time when the system production is lower than their electricity demand.
“EnterSolar has been developing commercial solar systems in Connecticut for more than a decade. 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,” said Paul Ahern, Founder of EnterSolar.
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