Onset Announces Installation of 225-kW Solar Photovoltaic Array

Onset installs a 225-kW solar photovoltaic array at the company's headquarters facility on Cape Cod, MA.

BOURNE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com), a leading supplier of data loggers, today announced the installation of a new, 225-kilowatt, roof-mounted photovoltaic system at the company’s Cape Cod, MA headquarters facility. The 936-panel system, among the largest of its kind on Cape Cod, will produce nearly 50% of the company’s annual electricity usage.

“It’s part of our initiative to be more efficient, to be sustainable, and to be more friendly to the environment. Beyond that, it makes great economic sense, particularly given the high energy-consuming production equipment we use to manufacturer our industry-leading data loggers and monitoring stations on site.”

Quick Facts:

  • Installed late winter/spring 2012
  • 936 roof-mounted solar panels
  • 225-kW system
  • Produces nearly 50% of facility’s annual electricity usage

“We’re very proud of this installation,” said Onset’s president, Justin Testa. “It’s part of our initiative to be more efficient, to be sustainable, and to be more friendly to the environment. Beyond that, it makes great economic sense, particularly given the high energy-consuming production equipment we use to manufacturer our industry-leading data loggers and monitoring stations on site.”

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The solar panels were manufactured in the United States by SCHOTT Solar, and installed by Beaumont Solar Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts. To date, the system has generated nearly 30,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, and is expected to pay for itself in approximately three years.

To learn more and see a video about Onset’s new solar project, please visit http://www.onsetcomp.com/corporate/onset-goes-solar.

ABOUT ONSET

Onset is the world’s leading supplier of data loggers. The company’s HOBO data logger and weather station products are used around the world in a broad range of applications, including building energy performance monitoring, water resources management, and ecological and agricultural research. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has sold more than 2 million data loggers since the company’s founding in 1981. Visit Onset on the web at http://www.onsetcomp.com.

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