Phoenix Contact unveils rooftop solar system
The nearly 1-megawatt array will produce 30% of facility’s energy needs
Middletown, Pa. – A 961-kilowatt solar array on the rooftop of Phoenix Contact’s U.S. headquarters will generate about 30 percent of the facility’s energy needs. In celebration of Earth Day, Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, joined company and local officials to unveil the photovoltaic system today.
“We estimate this solar power installation will reduce our electricity costs by approximately $150,000 per year. While a smart business choice for us, reducing our company’s carbon footprint is more important in the long term,” said Nehlig. “Sustainability and renewable power generation are at the heart of Phoenix Contact’s vision for an All Electric Society. This is one critical step on our journey to becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2030.”
Phoenix Contact partnered with Gatter & Diehl Consulting Engineers and Terrasol Energies, Inc. to design the rooftop solar array. Phoenix Contact designed and installed the monitoring portion of the system, which features numerous Phoenix Contact products.