GloPak Corporation Announces 1,002 KILOWATT Solar System

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The Solar Center is chosen for the design & build of the system at GloPak’s manufacturing facility in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Installation of 3,454 solar panels to reduce carbon emissions by over 7000 tons over the lifetime of the system.

"We chose The Solar Center for the project because they demonstrated their experienced and knowledgeable engineering, installation and management teams bring to commercial projects of this size,” said Martin. “The Solar Center’s ability to efficiently han

GloPak Corp. announced today the installation of a solar power system to reduce energy consumption and lower the environmental impact of its South Plainfield, New Jersey manufacturing facility. This initiative consists of the installation of 3,454 solar panels – fixed to the roof and the surrounding property of GloPak’s South Plainfield facility. The combined ground and roof mounted systems will produce over 1 megawatt of solar energy resulting in electricity savings in excess of $180,000 annually, consequently reducing GloPak’s reliance on the energy grid and helping to reduce pollution in the State of New Jersey. The new solar panel system is also expected to reduce environmental impact of the facility, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 7,000 tons. The roof system has been operational for several months and the ground mounted system will be operational in early 2012.

“This solar project allows us to build sustainable content into our products while still providing quality to our customers,” stated Harold Martin Sr., CEO of GloPak Corp., “As part of our commitment to the environment, focusing on green and sustainable solutions, our new plant will reduce our carbon footprint. Our CO2 emission will be reduced by 690 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide each production year. We are very proud of our efforts to improve the environment.”

In addition to installing solar panels, GloPak uses extensive recycling programs, energy-saving lighting systems and biodiesel to lessen its impact on the environment.

GloPak tapped Rockaway, NJ-based The Solar Center to install the state-of-the art PV (Photovoltaic) system in December 2010.

Currently, the GloPak project is approximately half complete, and will be fully operational in early 2012. "We are thrilled to be working on this project with GloPak that is setting the standard for corporate environmental stewardship in New Jersey," said Gerry Heimbuch, Vice President of Commercial Projects at The Solar Center. "This is one of the largest green initiatives in the New Jersey manufacturing sectors and we are proud that GloPak selected The Solar Center to build it," expressed Heimbuch.

"We chose The Solar Center for the project because they demonstrated their experienced and knowledgeable engineering, installation and management teams bring to commercial projects of this size,” said Martin. “The Solar Center’s ability to efficiently handle all aspects of the project and impressive customer list was critical in our decision".

GloPak Corp. is located at 132 Case Street, South Plainfield, NJ. The plant runs 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.

About GLoPak
Glopak Corporation began operating in the 1960's when polyethylene became a popular means of packaging. Over the past 40 years, Glopak has grown to its present position as a leading source of packaging for plastic bag liners, trash liners and sheeting throughout the United States. http://www.glopakcorp.com.

About The Solar Center
The Solar Center (TSC) is one of the East Coast’s leading providers of solar energy systems. Specializing in turnkey energy solutions, the company engineers, procures and constructs solar energy systems to help its customers lower electric purchases from conventional generation, ensuring a long term supply of fixed priced electricity, and take advantage of significant Federal and State incentives to ensure a superior investment return. Since The Solar Center’s founding in 2005, The Solar Center has installed over 800 commercial and residential systems amounting to over 8 MW of solar energy. TSC’s energy solutions include solar electric and solar thermal energy systems. The Solar Center’s primary business focus is in the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut Tri-State region For more information, Gerry Heimbuch gheimbuch(at)thesolarcenter(dot)com.

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