SunRock has recently installed two more commercial systems. A 51 kW direct tied photovoltaic array was installed on the roof of the locomotive shop at the CSX rail yar in downtown Cincinnati. The system at CSX allows the company to take advantage of financial incentives and offset power purchase from the local utility.
For more information about financial incentives available in the state of Ohio, click here.
Grabill Heating and Plumbing decided to install a photovoltaic system to offset the electrical costs associated with running its business. It was a two-phase process with the first panels installed in 2011. It is a 19 kW direct tied PV array. The solar panels mounted on the showroom and warehouse and now produce 95% of Grabill’s electrical needs.
To see photos of other commercial installations completed by SunRock Solar, click here.
Are you wondering if a solar installation is right for your business? Call SunRock Solar at (513) 766-6025 to discuss available financial incentives and how they can make solar affordable for you!
SunRock Solar is mentioned in a September issue of the Business Courier in an article entitled, “Rocknoll a Pioneer in Local Wind Turbine Technology.” The article talks a lot about wind power and turbines that are going up in the area, but solar power is also mentioned as a system that is often combined with wind technology. The following excerpt was taken from the article and features our work for the company Recto Molded products and its owner Per Flem.
A proven success is Recto Molded Products in Oakley, which had 198 solar panels installed in December 2009 by Blue Ash company SunRock Solar. Recto Molded owner Per Flem estimates the company will have a revenue of about $17,000 per year on renewable energy credits. That doesn’t even factor in the savings on reduced electricity consumption.
“There’s absolutely no question that there’s not a two-year payback on this project,” Flem said.
It cost $260,000 to install the panels. The state of Ohio paid for half of the project and the federal government paid 30 percent. With an added tax depreciation, Recto Molded’s net out-of-pocket cost to install the panels was somewhere around $50,000.
“Besides, it’s cool,” Flem said. “It really is neat to be generating your own electricity.”
We think it is pretty cool too.