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Commercial, Solar  -  August 18, 2020

UniFirst begins generating solar from 232.5 kW rooftop installation

UniFirst announced Aug. 17 that they have begun generating solar power at their industrial laundry facility in San Antonio, Texas, using a 232.5 kW rooftop solar system.

The uniform and workwear service company expects the system to offset more than 25% of their annual energy use and deliver an estimated $1 million in lifetime utility cost savings. The 612-panel solar installation was completed by HOLT Renewables.

“Implementing a solar power system in San Antonio is just one of the many ways in which we’re putting sustainability at the heart of our business,” Matthew Croatti, vice president of engineering and distribution for UniFirst, said in a statement. “Projects like this one, aimed at optimizing our operations, help create better working environments for our employee Team Partners and contribute to better service for UniFirst customers as well.”

Construction on the solar project began earlier this year and the final commissioning happened this past July. Both UniFirst and HOLT Renewables benefited from the Federal Investment Tax Credit, which allowed for a credit of up to 30% of the total cost of installation.

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