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Update on Solar Panel Installation at Albina Co., Inc.

We are continuing our efforts to reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuel and we are installing a solar power system on our shop roof to derive clean, pure energy from the sun! We are doing our part to go green and reduce our carbon footprint. Just today, over 100 panels were installed! 168 panels were installed in just two days and that includes panel installation and wire management!

Here is what we are doing:

• We are installing a 135kW (kilowatt) system.
• The panels will be covering the roof of our 4th bay (this bay is 12,500 square feet)….that is a lot of solar panels.
• Our building is perfect for solar as we have no shading and the panels will be southern facing for optimal efficiency for all seasons.
• One array of solar cells will be 45 ft x 106 ft and the second array of solar cells will be 45 ft x 113 ft.
• We will generate our own power for use. If we have excess power it will go back to the grid.

What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you consider the what your vendors or suppliers are doing to combat greenhouse gas emissions and global warming? People who are continuously looking for ways to improve their output without having an adverse effect on the environment is the type of vendor you want working for you. Vendors who look for new and innovative ways to improve their business will be the same ones that will give you a quality product and care about the outcome of your project.

Pacific Energy Concepts and the Energy Trust of Oregon Encourage Exterior Lighting Upgrades

Albina is in the process of replacing all of our exterior lights.  The upgrade is compliments of Pacific Energy Concepts and the Energy Trust of Oregon.

We are excited about this project for a number of reasons.  We will recognize monthly power savings which will result in lower power bills.  Our exterior lighting will be brighter, covering a greater area.  Maintenance of the lights will be less expensive when compared to our current fixtures.  Most importantly, Albina’s lighting project will help decrease air pollution and environmental damage by the following amounts EACH YEAR:

a) 14.2 tons of CO2 removed per year
b) 3.9 acres of trees to be planted / saved per year
c) 1,760.9 gallons of gas saved per year