Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries has inaugurated a 1 MW rooftop solar panel system. The installation, which is now operating, provides 50% of the company's energy needs, according to NewAge Industries.
NewAge partnered with Borrego Solar Systems Inc., based in California, for the design and installation of the system. The modules were made in the U.S. by SolarWorld USA of Hillsboro, Ore. The installation's racking equipment and inverters were also manufactured in the U.S., the company adds.
The solar project was financed in part by a $1 million solar energy program grant from Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development. Federal grant dollars of approximately $1.2 million are expected to be received next month. The total project cost was $4.2 million.