(PRWEB) August 29, 2016
On Monday, Infinite Energy broke ground for its new solar-covered parking canopy.
The system is expected to generate more than 525,000 kwh annually, enough to power the equivalent of 39 homes for one year. The installation is net-metering, meaning Infinite Energy will use all of the power it produces for its business operations rather than sending it back into the local electricity grid.
According to reports from Gainesville Regional Utilities, Infinite Energy’s project will become the third-largest installation among the utility’s net-metering solar projects. The largest and second-largest belong to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and The Oaks Mall, respectively.
Chief Financial Officer Scott Thomas said the company decided to install the solar panels for several reasons, including falling prices for solar installations, the rising cost of electricity and an opportunity to make a difference in the environment.
“Solar installations have become very affordable. This project is a great investment and an environmentally friendly way to generate electricity,” Thomas said. “Plus our employees will get shaded parking during those hot summer months that make solar energy so attractive for us here in the Sunshine State.”
The project will cover about 21,793 square feet in total. Construction on the canopy and solar panels is scheduled to be completed this fall.
About Infinite Energy
Infinite Energy provides natural gas in Georgia, Florida, New York and New Jersey and electricity in Texas. Infinite Energy employs over 340 people and has been recognized many times as one of the Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend and Outside magazines.