SolarEdge Powers Mission-Critical Medical Manufacturer Facility
Saving Money – and the Planet
As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the world, Medline was looking for a way to better manage the high energy needs of their Connecticut facility - already operating six days a week - while hopefully creating new savings. In addition, they needed to meet sustainability goals of the organization, including eliminating harmful carbon emissions from the local community.
Lowering Overhead with a Rooftop PV System from SolarEdge
With a mission to make a positive environmental impact, Sky Power, LLC (Sky), an affiliate of Sky REM, LLC, successfully proposed a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) to its tenant, Medline Industries Inc. A SolarEdge smart energy system was chosen to ensure maximum power and safety. As a part of this cost-effective solution, Sky will own, operate, and maintain the new rooftop solar system, and sell the majority of the energy generated to Medline at a locked price for the term of their tenancy. To implement the SolarEdge PV system, Sky turned to its longtime partner, Evergreen Energy, LLC, a leading East Coast commercial installer based in New Jersey.
A Healthier Bottom Line. A Happier Community.
As one of the largest commercial solar projects in the Eversource utility system, Sky's PV install will offset more than half of the Medline facility's annual electricity usage. The project produces approximately 1,578,430 kWh of clean and renewable electricity annually, and will substantially lower Medline's utility costs.
By using SolarEdge Synergy inverters and power optimizers, this system will actually save Medline an additional $136,800* on their electricity bill over 20 years compared to the savings an alternative traditional string inverter could produce. Medline will redirect its operational savings towards its bottom-line, staff, and expanding production lines.
Using renewable energy resources is just one part of Medline's charted path to a better, ecologically-responsible future. Not only will this system enable them to manufacture more life-saving PPE, surgical and healthcare equipment during an ongoing pandemic like COVID-19, it will also help make a meaningful, positive difference for customers, staff and surrounding communities.
Reduce Commercial Concerns with Advanced Monitoring and Safety
For Evergreen Energy, SolarEdge's module level monitoring capability is key to maximizing energy production for their customers, while also reducing 08M costs through remote troubleshooting.
SolarEdge's maximum power point tracking technology (MPPT) ensures each module produces at its maximum energy. This eliminates mismatch-related power losses and increases energy yield of the entire system.
SolarEdge keeps projects safe by complying with the latest NEC 2017 requirements for Arc Fault Protection (AFCI) and Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown System (PVRSS). The entire system comes with a built-in Safe DC feature that is designed to automatically reduce voltage to a safe level, providing protection to the installation crew and maintenance personnel.
This PV system produces energy equivalent to: