Ohio manufacturer, part of the solar supply chain, goes solar itself

Watteredge Inc. is generating electricity from its photovoltaic rooftop installation. The newly installed solar system is expected to provide its host company with more than 110,000 kilowatthours of clean electricity each year. NexGen Energy will own and operate the solar array and sell the electricity it produces to Watteredge.

10/19/2010


NexGen Energy Partners has announced that Watteredge Inc., an Ohio based manufacturer and engineering company, has started generating electricity from its 100 kilowatt solar power installation on its roof. Watteredge Inc. is a 60-year old diversified manufacturer with an extensive product line that includes Bus Bar and Tube, Water and Air Cooled Power Cables, Flexible Bus Bars, High Current DC Switches, Robot Dress Products, Specialty Tools and Equipment, On and Off Site Welding and Repair Services and Piping Spools. As part of its product line expansion, Watteredge produces cables and electrodes for the equipment that melts polysilicon material, the key component of solar panels.

“We’re redoubling our commitment to the solar industry by generating solar power on our own roof,” said Jim Campisi, plant manager at Watteredge. “We’re excited to get started.”

The newly installed solar system is expected to provide its host company with more than 110,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity each year. NexGen Energy, a leading owner and operator of on‐site renewable energy systems across the country, will own and operate the solar array and sell the electricity it produces to Watteredge Inc. at a predictable rate.

“Watteredge demonstrates how on‐site solar can work well for manufacturing companies around Ohio and the country,” said Ted Rose, vice president of business development for NexGen Energy. Engineered Process Systems of Ohio installed the solar system.

www.watteredge.com

Watteredge Inc.

www.nexgen-energypartners.com

NexGen Energy Partners

- Also see:

Photovoltaic solar arrays generate excitement at Schneider Electric's Palatine headquarters

Managing energy aboard largest solar-powered boat 

Webcast: Solar Power - Manufacturing Opportunities and Engineering Insights;

Sustainable Engineering Channel.


- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, CFE Media, www.controleng.com



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