Centrica Business Solutions will install a 1.3 MW solar system on the roof of the New York printer and connect it to an energy storage system.
Mines Press, an 88-year-old family business based in Cortlandt Manor, New York, provides nationwide printing and mailing services to thousands of businesses and operates the design and storage facilities for the popular consumer brand Iscream.
As part of a 25-year agreement, Centrica Business Solutions will install solar systems on the roof of the 108,000-square-foot facility as part of a municipal solar project. Mines Press will participate as a commercial taker and purchase 40% of the credits with the remainder of the excess energy used by households including many of the company’s own employees in the Con Edison service area.
“We were given a lot of opportunities to install solar energy on our roof, but it wasn’t until Centrica Business Solutions proposed this community solar project that it all came together,” said Steven Mines, president of Mines Press. “The ability to cut our own energy bills, reduce our carbon footprint and provide similar benefits to the local community is a compelling option that we couldn’t ignore.”
Centrica Business Solutions has already replaced all indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures in the building with new, energy-efficient LEDs that reduce power consumption throughout the plant by approximately 24% and enable the company to make significant and lasting savings.
“This solution for Mines Press is a testament to our commitment to building customer-centric projects that not only deliver sustainability, but also leverage market incentives and technologies such as solar and storage to generate significant financial benefits for our customers,” said Chris Covell, Head of Centrica Business Solutions North America.
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