Purina Flips Switch On Solar Array
Nestle Purina has unveiled a solar energy array at its Denver plant. The 467-panel photovoltaic system covers approximately 21,000 square feet on the facility’s roof.Â The 100-kilowatt system is the stateâ€™s largest privately owned solar array and will provide about one percent of the plantâ€™s electricity needs.
Nestle owns the array, which was installed by REC Solar. Xcel energy is providing a $2 per watt rebate for the array and 11.5 cents per kilowatt hour for energy produced.
During the past 5 years, the plant has reduced its energy use by 12.4% per ton of product produced by implementing projects such as installing a new energy efficient boiler, upgrading to higher efficiency lighting throughout the plant and improving compressed air and steam systems.
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