Solar investment provides 40% of energy demands

Jon Lawson

PVC manufacturer Cary Compounds has invested in a solar array at a shared facility in Manalapan, New Jersey. 

Some 1,566 monocrystalline high efficiency solar panels were installed on the roof of the manufacturing plant that provides 639,000 kwh (kilowatt-hours of AC electricity), which is about 40% of the building's annual electricity usage.

The Carys took advantage of New Jersey Governor Murphy's executed measure, A-3723, which establishes and modifies clean energy and energy efficiency programs, providing incentives for conversion to solar.

"We use a lot of electricity," said Charles Cary, president of both companies. "We have large machines that work two shifts. We wanted to reduce our impact on the environment and our local community, and, of course, save money. Governor Murphy's initiative and incentives were instrumental in helping us make this decision."

Over the first year, the projected energy savings will be equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 78 homes. The system was installed by Vanguard Energy Partners.


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