SolarCraft completes 73.2 kW solar electric expansion for Labcon

Increased solar productivity will further reduce Labcon's carbon footprint and increase their utility savings.

The 73.2 kW addition at Labcon's Petaluma, Calif., facilities -- combined with the existing 800 kW system --brings Labcon’s annual solar production to 1.3 million Kilowatt hours. With the new solar energy system expansion, Labcon generates enough electricity each day to power 200 average homes. It will spare the air over 350 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually.

The solar electric system addition is roof-mounted, spanning 3,935 square feet. The system addition consists of 224 SunPower 327-watt high efficiency solar panels, powering their offices and production facilities.

Labcon, a leading producer of low carbon laboratory disposables, recently decided to expand the facility’s solar productivity to further reduce their carbon footprint and increase their utility savings. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be equivalent to eliminating 21 million miles of driving, according to Labcon.


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