Zurn Industries Installs Solar at Paso Robles Facility
August 8, 2017 | San Luis Obispo, CA for immediate release
550-kilowatt project meets 88% of electricity needs, powers manufacturing process for irrigation equipment
Zurn Industries, a global leader in engineered water solutions, recently completed a solar project to power their facility in Paso Robles, California.
The 550-kw rooftop system was designed and built by REC Solar, a California-based provider of commercial, public sector, and utility-scale solar solutions. It generates 940,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to power 70 homes electricity for a year, and is expected to save Zurn Industries an average of about $110,000 annually for the life of the system.
“Engineering and innovation are at our businesses core,” said Ed Stettler, Plant Manager. “Generating our own renewable power at this facility enables further innovation in our manufacturing process, helps us reduce costs and ultimately benefits our staff, customers, and the local community by reducing our impact on the environment.”
The solar system is being financed via a power purchase agreement (or PPA), which allows Zurn Industries to purchase energy at a lower rate, without paying any upfront costs for the system construction and maintenance.
“We are excited to be bringing solar to Zurn Industries,” said Alan Russo, senior vice president of sales and marketing at REC Solar. ”Their investment will empower them to control energy costs over the long life of the system and it reinforces their commitment to preserving natural resources.”
About REC Solar
REC Solar is a nationwide leader providing complete commercial, public sector and utility-scale solar solutions. In 1997, our founders had a simple idea – create better power. Since then we have helped hundreds of organizations across the United States think differently about energy; saving money, creating predictability in operating costs, reducing their environmental impact, and pushing their business forward. REC Solar offers all design, engineering, financing and maintenance services in house, allowing for a simple customer experience. Our unmatched expertise and quality are enhanced by the creativity we bring to each project. By integrating into the core beliefs, values and community of the organizations we work with, we generate greater business value. For more information, visit RECSolar.com.
About Zurn Industries
Zurn Industries, LLC is a recognized leader in commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial markets. Zurn offers the largest breadth of engineered water solutions, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products. Zurn delivers total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications that enhance any building’s environment. For more information, visit Zurn.com.
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