Chemique Adhesives recently announced that the 30-kW solar installation on the roof of its North American headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga., has begun operation. The solar power addition is part of the company’s corporate commitment to sustainability. Designed and built by Atlanta-based Velo Solar, the installation will reduce Chemique’s CO2 emissions by 30.6 tons annually, the equivalent of planting 784 trees.
Tony McMullen, president of Chemique Adhesives, said Velo Solar’s reputation for quality and value, along with the company’s commitment to customer service, assured Chemique of optimal performance. Those characteristics are in keeping with the effective, eco-friendly product lines Chemique has introduced for its customers, as well as with its corporate mission.
“Here at Chemique, we have a passion for being on the cutting edge of technology and ahead of regulation,” McMullen said. “We are always trying to do better by the manufacturers we serve and the community we operate in.”
In addition to the solar panels on the roof, the system includes a display panel in the lobby that will show the real-time output of the solar resource through the proprietary PowerEnfo™ analytical platform. Developed by Velo Solar’s parent company, PowerEnfo provides a constant information stream on energy consumption to facilitate effective energy management. It tracks asset performance and issues alerts on unusual events to keep them from becoming costly.
Mark Bell, president of Velo Solar, said the combination of rooftop solar and PowerEnfo tracking gives Chemique the right combination of tools to lower its energy costs and make its operations as sustainable as possible.
“We are proud to partner with Chemique in its commitment to environmental sustainability and smart energy management,” Bell said. “Solar installation has never been a better value for commercial operations. With the added monitoring of consumption and performance, Chemique should see a return on its investment in 3-5 years.” ASI