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Nice-Pak Products installs solar array

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. and its affiliate company, PDI, installed an 855 kW solar array on the roof of its headquarters in Orangeburg, New York. Installation began in late August. The ballasted roof-mounted system is designed to prevent 1.5 million pounds of C02 from entering the environment per year. It is expected to generate approximately 1 million kilowatt hours of energy per year and supply 15 percent of the building’s total electricity load.

The project is supported through various grants including one from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under The NY-Sun Competitive PV Program. It will also benefit from the Federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credit.

Lighthouse Solar, based in New Paltz, New York was chosen to build the array. The Nice-Pak proposal was given the green-light by NYSERDA in February.