Solar Nation has announced the commissioning of a solar-electric system on Romark Logistics’ storage warehouse in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. The system was commissioned by Romark as part of the company’s overall sustainability initiative.
Romark’s Hazle Township solar-electric system was designed, engineered, and built by Solar Nation. The 312,000 square foot rooftop array is comprised of 8,512 SolarWorld 235 watt polycrystalline solar panels, manufactured in the U.S. In addition to the SolarWorld panels, the system incorporates four SMA America inverters and a Draker Laboratories web-based monitoring system. The installation of the Hazle Township solar-electric system, financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority, is another example of Romark Logistics’ ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. Clean, renewable energy generated by the system will meet 34 percent of Romark Logistics’ electricity needs at the warehouse, providing immediate savings for the company. It is estimated that the solar-electric system will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1520 metric tons annually—the equivalent CO2 offset of planting approximately 38,981 trees or annual greenhouse gas emissions from 298 passenger vehicles.
“Romark benefits greatly from each solar-electric system we install,” said Ryan Ziegler, Director of Facilities Management at Romark Logistics. “Not only is solar the right thing to do for the environment, it is also a smart financial decision for our business. By offsetting 34 percent of our energy usage, we save money, which can be invested in the company and its facilities. It is a win-win.”
“Solar Nation is honored to have been selected by Romark and to have had the opportunity to design, engineer, and build their rooftop solar-electric system,” said Dan Drummond, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Nation. “We are proud to work with a company that continually finds better ways to serve its customers and its community and who sets the standard for environmental stewardship at locations across the country.”