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Chimes International was joined by state and local officials, as well as representatives from Gas Energy Services (WGES) and Bithenergy as it commemorated its new rooftop PV system at the Terry Allen Perl Centre. The 259kW system uses 1,079 panels and was made possible through a combined effort between Chimes, WGES and Bithenergy.
WGES financed and owns the solar array, from which Chimes will purchase the electricity produced by the system through a 20-year PPA. Bithenergy was responsible for the design, engineering and construction of the installation and will handle its ongoing operations and maintenance.
“We are thrilled to be rolling out the second phase of our solar power initiative with WGES and Bithenergy as our partners,” said Marty Lampner, president and CEO of Chimes. “The electricity provided by the solar panels will give Chimes another predictable, eco-friendly source of power. Our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices is important to us. However, the financial benefits of the project were also a major determining factor. Instead of being at the mercy of a fluctuating energy market, we will have a firm handle on our energy costs on a monthly and yearly basis. Every dollar we save on electricity can be invested in serving people with disabilities. With the support of WGES, we had no upfront costs to make this happen. It was a win, win, win.”