PORTLAND, Ore.--(Solar Nation has announced the installation and commissioning of a 187.95kW solar-electric system at the Rogers Machinery Company, Inc., location in Portland, Oregon. The manufacturing center installed solar power to reduce and stabilize energy costs and to follow through on its long-standing commitment to protecting the environment.)--
“We have assisted our customers for decades in compressed air system energy conservation projects, but to be generating power is new to us. Solar Nation handled everything from start to finish, and delivered an impressive product”
The Rogers Machinery Company, Inc., installation includes 1,074 solar panels covering 14,499 square feet of preexisting roof space. The system will supply approximately 52.5 percent of the electrical energy needs for the 96,000-square-foot, 104-employee facility.
“We have assisted our customers for decades in compressed air system energy conservation projects, but to be generating power is new to us. Solar Nation handled everything from start to finish, and delivered an impressive product,” said Chris McKillop, Vice President of Rogers Machinery Company, Inc.
"Everyone benefits when businesses like Rogers Machinery Company install solar-energy systems. Businesses that install solar-energy systems in Oregon consume the power they produce, effectively increasing the overall capacity of the grid without the need for new power plants or transmission lines. The immediate cost savings to these businesses make them stronger businesses—stronger employers—all while reducing carbon emissions and improving the environment," said Paul Hodge, CEO of Solar Nation (www.solarnation.com).
It is estimated that over its 25-year warranted life, the Rogers Machinery Company, Inc., solar-energy system will keep 298,283 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to driving an automobile over 4,749,727 miles or the annual CO2 offset of over 149,141 trees.
About Rogers Machinery Company, Inc.
Rogers Machinery Company, Inc., was founded in Oregon in 1949. Rogers Machinery Company, Inc., is a major supplier of air compressor systems, blowers, vacuum systems, and pump systems in the Pacific Northwest. It has complete parts and service capabilities for these products throughout its Pacific Northwest branches and nationwide through a large distributor network. More information about air energy system audits and Rogers Machinery can be found at http://www.rogers-machinery.com.
About Solar Nation, Inc.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Solar Nation, Inc., is a leading full-service design/engineer/build solar-energy-systems and solutions provider, serving business, government, and non-profit organizations. Since its founding in 2008, the privately held company has expanded its activities into nine western states. For more information, visit www.solarnation.com.