Iowa I-beam manufacturing facility now powered by large rooftop solar array

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Engineering Services and Products Co. (ESAPCO) officially the solar power system that will power much of its operations in Dyersville, Iowa. Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg of Iowa will deliver a speech at the event, which will be held at the company’s manufacturing facility on Nov. 10 at 11:00 AM.

In partnership with Eagle Point Solar, headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, the company recently launched a 450.56 kWDC roof mounted solar array. The system will offset 110% of the energy consumption of the company’s I-beam manufacturing facility.

“FarmTek will benefit by saving approximately $50,000.00 per year in energy costs. We will gain knowledge about using solar energy as a starting point in reducing our carbon footprint, as well as planning our future expansions in a sustainable way,” said Dave Buchheit, VP Operations for ESAPCO.

The new system is FarmTek’s latest effort to adopt renewable and sustainable energy strategies. Solar energy will help reduce the environmental footprint of the framing facility and is another step for ESAPCO in achieving its green initiatives and operational goals.

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