April 18, 2019
NJ manufacturer converts to solar energy
A manufacturing facility in Manalapan, New Jersey shared by Cary Compounds and S&A Molders has added a solar array featuring 1,566 monocrystalline high energy solar panels on a 140,000 sq. ft. roof. The array will provide 630,000 kwh of power, about 40% of the building’s annual electricity usage.
Cary Compounds is a PVC compound manufacturer owned by Kenneth Cary, and S&A Molders, a structural foam and injection molder is owned by his son Charles. The Carys took advantage of New Jersey Governor Murphy's executed measure, A-3723, which establishes and modifies clean energy and energy efficiency programs, providing incentives for conversion to solar.
"We use a lot of electricity," said Charles Cary, president of both companies, in a statement. "We have large machines that work two shifts. We wanted to reduce our impact on the environment and our local community, and, of course, save money. Governor Murphy's initiative and incentives were instrumental in helping us make this decision."
The system was installed by Vanguard Energy Partners, LLC. Future plans at the site include an expansion of the solar project to further reduce the carbon footprint and potentially subsidize 100% of electrical consumption.
"Knowing that we're helping to reduce the carbon footprint feels good, and it is something that fits in with the values of our employees and customers as well. It's a good long-term investment for the future of our company and the planet," said Charles.