Dynamic Energy Solutions tops picture frame distribution center with 894-kW solar array
MCS Industries has commissioned a roof-mounted solar panel of 894 kW Dynamic energy solutions at the distribution center in Easton, Pennsylvania. The system is expected to generate more than 1,000 MWh annually, which would provide approximately 95% of the distribution center’s energy consumption.
Founded in 1980 in Easton, MCS is a manufacturer of picture frames, poster frames and mirrors with facilities in the United States, Mexico and Asia.
“Our new rooftop solar panels will provide nearly all of our energy needs for our nearly 500,000 square feet of operations in the Lehigh Valley and when MCS does not consume all of the solar energy generated, the surplus will be injected into the regional power grid. help switch the grid from fossil fuels, ”said Josh MacNeel, president of MCS. “MCS could not have realized this project without the collaboration of Dynamic Energy, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the people and leadership of Palmer Township.”
This project was funded in part by a state grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority in Pennsylvania. During the development phase of the project, Dynamic Energy secured this financial incentive on behalf of MCS through a competitive process. MCS was able to use these funds to make the investment in solar technology that will significantly reduce energy costs, hedge future energy price volatility and deliver meaningful environmental benefits to the community.
MCS worked closely with Wayne-based Dynamic Energy to design, engineer and build the custom rooftop array on top of its new 250,000-square-foot warehouse.
“As another Pennsylvania-based company, we were delighted to partner with MCS to install a world-class solar power project,” said Tim Carr, VP Business Development at Dynamic Energy. “We applaud MCS for unlocking the significant economic and sustainability benefits that the deployment of solar energy brings to commercial energy users and for continuing their long-standing innovation leadership in the Commonwealth.”
MCS has implemented other sustainable practices and currently recycles more than 10 million pounds, mainly Styrofoam waste, previously destined for landfills.
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