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Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 23rd April
MCS Industries commissioned an 894-kW roof-mounted solar array with Dynamic Energy Solutions at its distribution center in Easton, Pennsylvania. The system is expected to generate more than 1,000 MWh annually, which would supply about 95% of the distribution center’s energy usage.
Founded in 1980 in Easton, MCS is a manufacturer of picture frames, poster frames and mirrors, with facilities in the United States, Mexico and Asia.
“Our new rooftop solar array will provide most all of our energy needs for our nearly 500,000 sq ft of operations in the Lehigh Valley and when MCS is not consuming all of the solar energy generated, the excess will be injected into the regional electricity grid, helping to transition the grid away from fossil fuels,” said Josh MacNeel, president of MCS. “MCS could not have made this project happen without the partnership of Dynamic Energy, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the people and leadership of Palmer Township.”
This project was financed in part by a state grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. During the development phase of the project, Dynamic Energy secured this financial incentive on behalf of MCS, through a competitive process. MCS was able to leverage these funds to make the investment in solar technology that will significantly reduce energy costs, hedge against future energy price volatility, provide meaningful environmental benefits to the community.
MCS worked closely with Wayne-based Dynamic Energy to design, engineer and construct the customized rooftop array atop its new 250,000 sq ft warehouse facility.
“As a fellow Pennsylvania-based company, we were particularly excited to partner with MCS to install a world-class solar project,” said Tim Carr, VP of business development at Dynamic Energy. “We applaud MCS for unlocking the significant economic and sustainability benefits that solar deployment provides commercial energy users and continuing their longstanding innovation leadership in the Commonwealth.”
MCS has implemented other sustainable practices, and currently recycles more than 10 million pounds of primarily Styrofoam waste, formerly destined for landfills.
News item from Dynamic Energy Solutions