In 2017, Renewvia commissioned a rooftop solar array that generates up to 144,000 kilowatt-hours per year for Sigma Thermal Inc. (STI), which engineers and manufactures direct-fired heaters for heaters worldwide. This is enough energy to provide nearly 100 percent of the manufacturer’s electricity needs during lower-consumption periods. This level of generated energy is also enough to supplement roughly half of the manufacturer’s electricity needs during peak consumption times.
“We spend quite a bit of time making sure that our technology works efficiently, effectively and with the lowest possible emissions levels to maximize every ounce of our customers’ energy,” notes Jeff Ackel, CEO and principal of STI. “By install[ing] solar technology at our facility, we start the process—and the impact—from the ground up.”