Solar Powers Oakland Manufacturer

Open Hand Manufacturing, a high-speed wood processing shop, dedicated a 68 kW photovoltaic (PV) system at the company’s manufacturing facility in Oakland, and it is the first solar array to be sited in the city’s industrial zone. They system, which has 360 PowerLight 68 kW solar modules should produce the enough electricity during the daytime to power over 70 homes, and it will generate over 80 percent of the factory’s electricity needs.

Oakland, California – July 1, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Open Hand Manufacturing, a high-speed wood processing shop, dedicated a 68 kW photovoltaic (PV) system at the company’s manufacturing facility in Oakland, and it is the first solar array to be sited in the city’s industrial zone. They system, which has 360 PowerLight solar modules should produce the enough electricity during the daytime to power over 70 homes, and it will generate over 80 percent of the factory’s electricity needs. In addition to converting sunlight directly into electricity, the solar array insulates the building and helps to reduce the cost of heating and air conditioning. “The City of Oakland is thrilled that solar power is becoming an increasingly mainstream source of electric power here in Northern California,” said Mayor Jerry Brown, who attended the dedication. “Thanks to the vision of entrepreneurs and policy makers in our community we are at the forefront when it comes to clean, renewable and environmental responsible energy deployments.” Open Hand Manufacturing’s solar electric project is on track to receive a rebate from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s self-generation incentive program, which provides incentives for clean, on-site generation. PowerLight is a California based manufacturer of solar electric products and energy efficiency services. “(A solar array) makes sense for every business that wants to reduce costs and help stabilize the power supply,” Open Hand Manufacturing President Aaron Leventhal said. ” We hope that other firms in Oakland and the greater Bay Area will follow our lead, especially as this region strives to derive an increasingly larger portion of its energy from renewable resources.”
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