News : Business to Tout State’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar Array
Published in the Portsmouth Patch and the Exeter Patch
By Jim Cavan
Imagine being able to power your most oft-running appliance – the refrigerator, in the case of many a household – on nothing but energy from the sun, harvested with a panel or two.
Not too shabby, right?
Now imagine using solar energy to run an industrial cooler and freezer which combined take up nearly seven Olympic sized swimming pools of space.
That’s precisely what Favorite Foods intends to do when the Somersworth commercial food distributor puts online a 140-kilowatt, 572-panel roof-mounted solar PV system next month.
Good luck fitting that in your kitchen.
The system is poised to be the largest of its kind in New Hampshire and, once the switch is flipped a few weeks from now, one of the most productive as well. Consisting of 572 American-made panels, the array is expected to generate 17% of Favorite Foods’ energy load, in the process helping power a business with annual sales in the eight figures.