GALLOWAY, N.J., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After almost a year of planning and months of design, Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) has completed the installation of a rooftop solar array on their 400,000 square foot Galloway, New Jersey manufacturing facility making it one of the area's largest solar projects. This will be the first BOL plant to undergo the transition to solar power with plans to replicate this project at their Brooksville, Florida location later this year.
This 2.097-kilowatt system was the result of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the company and Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Dynamic Energy, a full-service solar energy solutions provider, designed and built the system for BOL. The array is comprised of 6,554 solar photovoltaic modules and is estimated to generate more than 2.6 megawatt-hours in the first year of operation. This will supply more than 50 percent of the facility's electricity consumption and is estimated to save Barrette more than $6 million through its lifetime.
"We are very excited to have completed one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in Atlantic County," said Brett Thibodeau, President of Dynamic Energy Solutions. "As a sophisticated and innovative industrial manufacturer, Barrette's decision to work with Dynamic to deploy solar at this scale is a testament to the substantial economic and operational benefits that these types of projects provide. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with them in years to come through additional projects."
This rooftop array is a major step in not only reducing operating costs, but minimizing the company's carbon footprint on the community. The energy produced by the solar system with offset 50,468 tons of carbon dioxide which is equal to powering 4,944 homes annually or driving 112,215,095 miles in a passenger vehicle. The company's energy-saving stats will be updated every 15 minutes on the BOL website to show both the current power output generated by the solar panels, as well as showing the historical generation.
Barrette Outdoor Living will further their sustainable gains by extending this program throughout their eight other North American manufacturing plants in the next few years. "As a leading manufacturer, we have a social responsibility to green our supply chain, which starts by increasing operational efficiencies," said Jean desAutels, President of Barrette Outdoor Living.
In addition to their green building initiatives, the company also recently acquired Green Ways (formerly Regency Polymer Materials), a recycling program for pre- and post-consumer rigid PVC. Green Ways works with individual suppliers to take the hassle out of managing their recyclable materials, basically turning scrap into cash. Barrette's 200,000 square foot recycling centers are located in Virginia and Florida.
To learn more about Barrette Outdoor Living, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.
About Barrette Outdoor Living®:
Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette currently produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BOL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette and currently employs over 2,000 people. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.
About Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC
Dynamic Energy is a full-service solar energy provider that brings together the diverse expertise needed to design, finance, build, and maintain projects to meet the needs of commercial, industrial, and institutional customers. With an in-house team that includes professional engineers, project managers, and master electricians, Dynamic Energy creates high-quality projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information, please visit www.dynamicenergy.com.
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