World : Foley Equipment completes solar microgrid installation

Foley Power Solutions, a division of Foley Equipment, Wichita, Kan., recently completed the installation of a solar microgrid on the roof of the company’s Kansas City, Mo., facility. 

The solar microgrid will create 172kW of renewable energy at a cost savings of $23,000 in its first year with a planned savings of $1.25 million over the next 25 years. 

Installed by Cromwell Solar, Lawrence, Kan., the microgrid will provide about one third of the building’s power. The project represents the largest on-site solar installation for a commercial business in Kansas City. 

“We are pleased to use solar to help power our facility. It is not only renewable but makes great financial sense,” said Ann Konecny, CEO, Foley Equipment. “Delivering cost-effective and sustainable energy to our customers is simply the next step in being our customers’ first choice.” 

The Cat Microgrid technology suite is designed to reduce fuel expenses, lower utility bills and decrease emissions while increasing energy efficiency. 

“Our knowledge of generator sets and distributed power combined with the strength of the Cat dealer network provides customers with a reliable, long-term business partner,” said James Kerschinske, sales manager, Power Solutions. “Together with Cat Microgrid technologies, Foley delivers an innovative, financially viable solution to incorporate sustainable energy sources, like solar and energy storage battery systems, into traditional power generation offerings.”


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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2019

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