On March 15, 2011, W. R. Meadows commissioned its second solar-generating facility, with the startup of a 120kW photovoltaic solar farm, located at W. R. Meadows of Southern California in Pomona. The system consists of 1,270 roof-mounted, thin-film solar panels that have the combined capacity to drive 2,000 60-watt light bulbs. Each panel converts direct sunlight into clean, non-polluting electrical energy. It’s the same technology found in solar-powered pocket calculators, just on a larger scale. As electricity is generated by the solar panels, the DC current from the panels is converted into more conventional AC current, and is then fed back into the utility company’s power grid.
W. R. Meadows has always been an innovative leader in thinking green, a concept that was integrated into the W. R. Meadows culture long before it came into vogue. In addition to manufacturing a broad line of green products, “thinking green” now includes W. R. Meadows solar generating facilities in Goodyear, Arizona and Pomona, California, with a total capacity of over 150,000 watts. Over the next 25 years, these two solar farms will generate the energy equivalent of 15 million miles of automobile traffic not driven. They will save nearly 80 acres of trees, and will reduce carbon emissions by over 4,600 tons!
Green technology … at W. R. Meadows, it’s an old concept that we continually apply to new innovation.
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