We continue to support the renewable energy market by designing, testing and offering new products that provide electrical connectivity to these markets. Whether it is wind or solar, we have a team to stand behind the green initiative our customers are focused on to help reduce carbon emissions and make our planet more environmentally safe.
With this dedicated support, we put our money where our mouth is by installing a 24-Series AllSun TRACKERS system at our Littleton, NH manufacturing facility. Completed in December 2011, this new solar panel system is designed to produce approximately 9,600 kWH of clean energy each year while offsetting approximately 12,600 lbs. of CO2 emissions. With a net metering devise, we will also see a credit from our local utility for those days when production exceeds demand. Rick Robicheau, Project Manager for BURNDY, points out: "This newly installed system is a triple-win for BURNDY as we are able to reduce our environmental footprint while supporting our ongoing green initiatives and promote our products designed for these systems."
When it comes to grounding and bonding, BURNDY is most commonly known for grounding systems such as HYGROUND® and BURNDYWeld®. However, with our recent acquisition of the Wiley® WEEB® Technology, we now provide an additional bonding and grounding system specific to the solar PV industry. Used on the recent installation in Littleton, NH, the patented Wiley WEEB product offering provides an electrical bond between the solar modules and the mounting systems ensuring that the entire assembly is properly grounded. Our Littleton, NH facility is now the manufacturing operations base for the Wiley product offering.