Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - February 1, 2021
Kloss Distributing's warehouse runs on 100% solar
Chicago-area beverage company Kloss Distributing announced on Jan. 26 that it has installed solar on its warehouse roof. The company expects the solar installation to generate all of its electricity, saving $70,000 per year in electric costs.
For years, the Kloss family has been interested in installing solar to lower the business’s energy costs, make operations more sustainable and set Kloss apart from the competition. In 2020, the company decided to move forward with the opportunity. Advances in solar technology, combined with the availability of federal and state incentives, meant the Kloss solar array would pay for itself in roughly two years and generate thousands in annual energy savings. By generating its own clean solar electricity, Kloss Distributing will reduce CO2 pollution by 639 metric tons each year–the equivalent to taking 138 cars off the road.
“It’s a good business decision and great for the environment,” Kloss Distributing president Mike Kloss said in a statement.
General Energy Corporation designed and installed the 700-kW solar system, managed the connection to the electric grid and trained Kloss staff on the operation of the system.
After 47 years in business, Kloss is continuing to invest in making operations more economic and more sustainable. The Kloss family is confident that switching to solar power will help their business continue to succeed for generations to come.