System Size: 223.74 kW (678 solar panels)
Installation Type: Roof Mount
Installation Date: Summer 2019
Location: Phelps, NY
Annual Environmental Offset: 178 tons of CO2, or 4,135 trees
A Phelps-based manufacturer of precision-machined components, Triplett Machine, recently took advantage of the opportunity renewables offer. “We were looking to substantially reduce our energy consumption,” shares Triplett Machine’s President, Doug Triplett, Jr.
In the summer of 2019, the company teamed with Paradise Energy Solutions, to install a 223.74 kW solar energy system mounted on the manufacturing facility’s roof.
The 678 solar panels will generate enough energy from sunlight to cover 20% of their facility’s electricity usage. In two years, the system will have contributed enough electricity savings to have paid for itself, leaving decades of free electricity for the company.
“Solar was a wise decision for our business,” shares Triplett. “We have already noticed a substantial reduction in our energy bill.”
Over the expected 30-year lifespan of the system, purchasing that same amount of electricity from the utility company would cost Triplett Machine 2,575% more than the entire cost of their solar system.
“The continuous cost savings allow us to reinvest them into our business.”
In addition to cost savings, Triplett Machine’s solar system will also reduce their energy consumption, decreasing the strain they put on the power grid and lowering their carbon footprint.
Each year, Triplett Machine’s solar system will have a measurable impact on the environment. By replacing a portion of their utility-purchased electricity with solar energy, they will offset 177.7 tons of CO2 each year, which is equivalent to offsetting 4,134.7 trees or 374.6 barrels of oil.
“Our employees are proud that we have invested in solar energy.” Triplett says. “Triplett’s customers and external stakeholders are also pleased we have invested in alternative energy.”