Wed July 11, 2018 - National Edition Foley Equipment
Installed by Cromwell Solar atop Foley Equipment’s 5701 E 87th Street facility, the microgrid will provide about a third of the building’s power.
Foley Power Solutions, a division of Foley Equipment, recently completed a solar microgrid on the roof of the company's Kansas City facility. Foley Equipment is a proud provider of solar, microgrid and energy storage systems to customers throughout Kansas and northwest Missouri.
The company's 1,500 solar panel microgrid will create 172kW of renewable energy at a cost savings of $23,000 in its first year with a planned savings of $1.25 million over 25 years. Installed by Cromwell Solar atop Foley Equipment's 5701 E 87th Street facility, the microgrid will provide about a third of the building's power. The project represents the largest on-site solar installation for a commercial business in Kansas City, Mo.
This time-lapse video shows the microgrid's installation process:
“We are pleased to use solar to help power our facility. It is not only renewable but makes great financial sense,” said Ann Konecny, CEO of Foley Equipment. “Delivering cost-effective and sustainable energy to our customers is simply the next step in being our customer's First Choice.”
The Cat Microgrid technology suite is designed to reduce fuel expenses, lower utility bills and decrease emissions while increasing energy efficiency in even the most challenging environments.
“Our knowledge of generator sets and distributed power combined with the strength of the Cat dealer network provides customers with a reliable, long-term business partner,” said James Kerschinske, Power Solutions sales manager. “Together with Cat Microgrid technologies, Foley delivers an innovative, financially viable solution to incorporate sustainable energy sources, like solar and energy storage battery systems, into traditional power generation offerings.”
As the power generation industry evolves towards a broader range of energy solutions, Foley Equipment is helping lead the way.
Learn more about Cat solar energy solutions at www.FoleyPowerSolutions.com/Solar.
About Foley Industries
Foley Industries and its subsidiaries Foley Equipment, Foley Power Solutions, Foley Rental and SITECH Central have proudly served and represented Caterpillar for more than 75 years. Committed to customer success across Kansas and Western Missouri, Foley strives every day to deliver excellence across the full range of equipment and power generation sales, rental, service, and technology solutions. With nearly 1,000 employees in 15 cities, we are dedicated to being Your First Choice. For more information, please visit www.FoleyEq.com.
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