Arch Electric, Inc. of Plymouth recently completed a 133 kW solar installation on the roof of Hoffman Manufacturing Corp at 5002 Blazing Star Road in Madison, Wisconsin. This system will provide over half the electricity for the now 63,000 square foot manufacturing facility with the recently completed 38,000 square foot addition. The rest of the electricity needs come from wind power through MG&E’s Green Power Tomorrow program, which Hoffman has participated in for over 10 years.
The project began in early June of this year and progressed throughout summer, with substantial completion, inspection, commissioning, and fully operational turn over in early September. Over 360 panels were installed for this project. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their commitment to renewable energy with the public.
“We’re excited to be on the front side of committing to renewable energy for our operations,” explained Geoff Hoffman, President and CEO. “Our employees and customers see that we walk our talk, and with the Madison initiative for renewable energy we are able to contribute to that as well.”
The $220,000 project was partially financed with a Focus on Energy Business rebate for Solar and a City of Madison grant. The solar addition adds to the company’s Sustainability Plan that includes recycling nearly everything from aluminum, steel, many plastics, paper products, packaging products, and glass, using recyclable materials in their fixtures such as HDPE (what milk jugs are made from) and polycarbonate, and nearly all finishes with no VOC, such as powder coatings. Additionally, they only use no or low VOC finish on woods. Also, the entire manufacturing and office spaces only utilize high efficiency LED lighting.
About Hoffman Manufacturing Corp
Hoffman Manufacturing Corporation, established in 1998 by Geoffrey Hoffman, is a premier full-service retail store fixture and furniture provider serving several local and national markets and retailers such as Trek, Gander Outdoors, and Fleet Farm. More information about Hoffman Manufacturing Corp can be found on their website: www.hoffmanmc.com.
About Arch Electric
Arch Electric is the leading Solar and Energy Storage Expert in Wisconsin. Arch has invested in solar technology since 2003, and has over 20 Mega Watts of solar installations in over 800 custom projects, including several home supporting battery systems, ground mounted systems, commercial rooftop systems like IKEA in Oak Creek, WI, and every kind of residential and agricultural rooftop system. Arch is a preferred contractor for several national and regional renewable energy developers. Arch is an equal opportunity employer with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower current and future generations to choose a clean sustainable form of energy.
This post was written by Brianna Russell