Using Solar Power in Manufacturing Facilities

Submitted by Sunrise Solar on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 8:00am
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Solar power can provide big energy savings for a wide variety of businesses — including manufacturing facilities. While solar power won’t necessarily cover all production-related energy needs, it can at least cover office electricity consumption, making it a viable option for long-term savings. Here’s how we can further improve output from solar installations at manufacturing facilities.

Panel Placement

Improved panel technology allows us to place solar panels on almost any type of roof. The flat roofs generally used for manufacturing sites and other commercial buildings are especially well-suited for solar panels. To maximize their electrical output, we perform a site visit to determine the best configuration and placement. We’ll also let you know if there are any potential concerns regarding the installation.

Extra Land

If you have extra unused land, such as a retaining pond, we could also set up a panel grid on the ground. As with roof configurations, we use a site visit to determine if the land is suitable for a panel grid. The additional panel capacity could potentially provide power for several buildings.

Panel Efficiency

Finally, solar panels are more efficient than ever before. They no longer require direct sunlight to generate electricity. Even on overcast days, they can still generate power for your facility. This means they can produce more power with less space, so that your facility does not have to become cluttered with solar panels.

By taking advantage of the energy generation capabilities of solar panels, your manufacturing facility can become more efficient and reduce ongoing electricity costs. This is an investment that will provide big long-term savings.
 

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