ATUM, a bioengineering and bioproduction company, has completed a $1.5 million solar project at its corporate headquarters and manufacturing site in Newark, Calif.
The 26,000-square-foot project will generate enough power to satisfy all of ATUM’s electricity needs.
“Delivering ATUM’s products and services requires a lot of electricity: from air conditioning the building to running the incubators, freezers, robots and servers that power our business,” says Jeremy Minshull, CEO of ATUM. “Our new solar panel array, with an annual capacity of nearly 1 MWh, enables us to generate all of our electricity from the sun.”
Panels installed at three carports adjacent to the ATUM headquarters by Pleasanton, Calif.-based Cool Earth Solar provides the majority of the new capacity, adding to an earlier roof installation.
“Climate change is the biggest challenge facing us today,” adds Minshull. “Every year we watch California’s wildfires grow bigger and more destructive and wonder what kind of world we are making for our children. ATUM’s solar power project is an investment in the future – for all of us.”