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Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 09th July
Ann’s Health Food Center & Market has found a new way to bring clean, healthy energy to their community after decades of business in Dallas. The company’s Waxahachie location, an 11,500 square-foot, two-story building on Highway 77, will begin running on solar energy with a new system designed and installed by Dallas-based Sunfinity Renewable Energy.
Not only will the 78.61-kW system provide tremendous savings for the business, it’s estimated to offset 30% of the electricity needed to power the operation at a savings of more than $200,000.00 over the system’s lifetime – the owners feel just as strongly about the system’s positive environmental impact. Sunfinity estimates that the system, composed of 199 premium solar panels, will offset the carbon dioxide equivalent of 209,508 miles driven by an average car or 92,140 pounds of coal burned.
“Ann’s is all about health and well-being for all. Adding and using solar energy from the sun is another great step in fulfilling Ann’s goal of being in business for your health!” said Matthew Munchrath, a third-generation member of the family that founded and still runs the three Ann’s Health Food Center and Market locations.
“Solar is truly taking off in North Texas with businesses of all sizes,” said John Billingsley, Chairman and CEO of Sunfinity Renewable Energy. “It’s a win-win, and Ann’s is an outstanding example that solar lets a commercial operation simultaneously improve the quality of the local environment and improve their bottom line. With the explosive growth we’re seeing in the Metroplex, it’s going to be increasingly important to preserve our air quality, and solar does