company adds rooftop solar energy park
Waxman Industrial Services Ltd., a full service
recycling company, announced they will be installing a 500kW
solar energy park on the flat roof of their 87,000 sq. ft. industrial
facility, located in Burlington, Ontario.
In 2009, Waxman launched an aggressive green
initiative program named Scrap Cares. The Scrap Cares program
entails the company’s direct involvement in the recycling process
every step of the way, from collecting old items, to processing
and distributing reusable raw materials. The hands-on approach
has become so successful, that it has propelled Waxman Industrial
into becoming the fastest growing company of its kind in the
The rooftop solar energy park will be financed,
built and operated by Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. and the electricity generated
will be sold directly into the Ontario hydro grid.
The solar energy system, scheduled for construction
in Spring 2011, will generate enough clean energy to power approximately
100 local homes, and will offset 500 tons of harmful CO2 from
being released into the environment every year.