Powerhome Solar has completed a 404-panel system on the roof of Benlee’s corporate headquarters in Romulus, Michigan.
Benlee, a roll-off trailer and lugger truck manufacturer in North America, has established new sustainability goals for 2020 and beyond. The new solar system will help Benlee produce approximately 190,000 kWh of solar energy annually and reduce the company’s grid energy consumption by nearly 80% annually.
“Benlee has been in business almost 50 years and plans to be here in another 50,” said Greg Brown, Benlee president. “Developing a sustainability plan to reduce our impact on the environment and being able to eventually eliminate the energy bill, an expensive fixed operations cost, makes great business sense on top of reducing fossil fuel use. Climate change is real, storms are getting worse, heat waves are getting worse and farmers are being hurt. We want to do our part.”
“Businesses also can benefit from the 100% bonus depreciation that’s now available on solar expenditures, meaning that those businesses can deduct the entire expense of solar in the first year, making solar an even better value,” said Jayson Waller, CEO of Powerhome. “Combined with the new 21% corporate tax rate that went into effect more than a year ago, conditions are ideal for businesses like Benlee to make the leap to renewable solar energy.”
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