Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
Shea Concrete Products recently worked with Beaumont Solar Co. to install 1,184 solar panels that will provide electricity for Shea Concrete’s production and offices in Amesbury, MA. The installed solar system went live Aug. 30 and will produce an estimated 421,000 kilowatt- hours per year. This generates enough electricity to fully run the Amesbury location without requiring any additional sources of electricity.
"Shea Concrete chose solar panels manufactured by SunPower in their Milpitas, California factory," said Beaumont Solar Co. President and CEO Phil Cavallo, whose company designed, engineered and installed the system. "These panels, which are American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-compliant, harvest an output that is on average 7% better than other panels annually and 20% more productive over the 25-year life of the system."
According to Cavallo, this project results in Shea Concrete being Net Zero electrical energy consumption, meaning that the Amesbury site is completely self-sustaining. This is largely due to the density in terms of watts per square foot generated by these panels. Over the course of a year, this system can provide the equivalent to the amount of energy needed to power approximately 59 homes.
“Shea Concrete decided to install solar panels in an effort to be an environmentally-friendly company. It was also very important to us to have the panels made in America,” said Shea Concrete Products manager Greg Stratis. Unlike most traditional sources of energy, solar panels do not emit greenhouse gases that harm the environment. Solar energy does not require the mining of raw materials like oil or coal, making it a more sustainable energy option.
In order to offset the cost of the panels, Shea Concrete can receive state and federal tax credits for energy efficiency. Additionally, the state of Massachusetts offers renewable energy credits known as SRECs, which allow companies or individuals to receive income based on the amount of energy generated by the solar system.
About Shea Concrete Products:
Family-owned and operated since 1949, Shea Concrete Products is one of New England’s largest suppliers of precast concrete products, serving both commercial and residential industries. As a National Precast Concrete Association (NPC)-certified company, Shea Concrete’s manufacturing plants consistently operate at the highest standards of production and quality control.
Shea Concrete produces environmentally safe concrete products, including sewage and drainage systems, barriers and curbs, utility structures, and Shea Concrete block retaining walls. Other precast concrete products include bulkhead, side entry, and standard steps. Serving all of New England, Shea Concrete Products is headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., with additional locations in Rochester, Mass., Amesbury, Mass., and Nottingham, NH.
For more information, please visit http://www.SheaConcrete.com.
About Beaumont Solar Company:
Beaumont Solar is one of the emerging leaders in the solar market by providing a streamlined, vertically integrated solution for customers, utilizing 100% in-house staff. This philosophy allows Beaumont Solar to be at the highest quality standards and at the lowest price or lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE). For more information, visit http://www.beaumontsolarco.com.