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Paxton Hardware and Rental Invests in Solar “Hardware” for Their Business

This hardware store was smart to install some impressive solar “hardware” on the rooftop of their business. This 115.7 kW solar system puts 362 REC320 all-black panels and 2 SMA Sunny Tripower Inverters to work offsetting the energy usage of their store! Over 25 years they are likely to save $397,388 on their electric bills and pay the system off in 3.6 years. Solar incentives used to help make this project possible include Federal Investment Tax Credit, MACRS capital tax depreciation, and Illinois state Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs).

In addition to the solar system, did you notice the wind turbines in the distance at the end of the video? Clean energy is important to homeowners and businesses in our region.

The Paxton Hardware and Rental array will offset 2439 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years! This is equivalent to about 6 million miles driven by an average passenger car, 2.6 million pounds of coal burned, or carbon sequestered by 2,988 acres of US forests in one year.

Join the growing number of businesses who GO SOLAR for the environmental benefits, but also enjoy the potential cost savings. Get a free quote by submitting the form at the bottom of the page.