One of the First Solar Installs in the NKC Metro Area, Local Solar Integrator Brightergy Completes 50.76 kW Roof-top Project
North Kansas City, Mo., April 18, 2012 – In an effort to bring down costs while keeping its corporate commitment to sustainability, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division has selected Conergy’s PH 235P panels to install on its North Kansas City, Missouri manufacturing facility. One of the first solar construction projects installed in this part of the metro area, the installation was completed by local clean-energy integrator Brightergy this winter. With 216 modules, the solar installation will produce about 60,000 kWh annually, which is equivalent to taking 600 cars off the road for a year.
With this installation, Fujifilm will realize a substantial cost savings on its current energy usage. In addition, the company will be able to take advantage of the utilities net energy metering program, which will provide ongoing benefits. Globally, Fujifilm has a Greenhouse gas target set at 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by Fiscal Year 2020, as compared to 2005.
“Conergy recently supplied its premium module panels at Fujifilm’s facility in Hawaii last year, and this installation in North Kansas City marks the second solar project for Fujifilm in North America,” said Ray Hosoda, President and CEO, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “This solar panel project will help play a role in Fujifilm’s corporate mission of energy conservation and Greenhouse gas reduction. The combination of Conergy’s PH-Series modules, along with Brightergy’s unique efforts to bring us an affordable, clean, and renewable energy solution, will continue to help us make strides toward our energy goals.”
The Fujifilm installation is the first project with Brightergy. "Fujifilm's choice of this location was a good one due to the excellent economic incentives in the state of Missouri,” said Susan Brown, principal, Brightergy Solar Solutions. “And Conergy’s PH series panels, matched with our talents and resources as a solar energy integrator, will not only help Fujifilm reach its sustainability goals, but it is a fantastic financial investment for them as well."
Simone Baeurer, Conergy’s Regional Account Manager, added, "Fujifilm and Brightergy made a great choice when they selected the Conergy PH 235 module for this installation. The PH module offers an excellent balance of reliability, efficiency and value. The Conergy modules have a long service-life design and are a highly-cost effective solar energy solution - a perfect fit for this commercial application.”
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.
Brightergy, one of the nation’s fastest-growing full-service solar development and finance firms, offers turn-key solar design, installation, monitoring, and in-house financing services. Our extensive experience includes hundreds of projects completed for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and utilities, to non-profits and mid-sized businesses from offices in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Boston. We make it simple, rewarding, and profitable to do the right thing. For more information, please visit: www.brightergy.com.
As a full system manufacturer, Conergy Group delivers solar energy systems from a single source and offers all services under one roof.
Through deep-rooted operations in 18 countries, Conergy System Sales sells premium Conergy products to customers in nearly 40 countries worldwide. Conergy supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to “go solar.” With local sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. Since Conergy’s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 1.6 GW of clean solar power, and developed over 500 MW of solar parks.
Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and three production sites in the region. In North America, Conergy is both a manufacturer and wholesaler. Conergy manufactures mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. Conergy offers innovative products and tailored services to its North American network of system integrators and project developers. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements. For more information, please visit: www.conergy.us.
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