Our Solar Array
We turned on our solar power array on Friday- YAY! From now on, about 2/3 of our power usage will come from the sun instead of burning fossil fuels.
When you buy a large format print from us, you can feel good in the knowledge that, as much as possible, it is being produced in a sustainable way. That includes not only the electricity, but the paper, the ink, and the packaging.
As part of our new solor installation, we’ve made warning labels that will hopefully keep prying hands away from the system. After all, we generate nearly 1000 volts with our solar array.
What’s cool about these labels is that they are full color, printed on a durable outdoor adhesive backed vinyl, and can be made in just about any size. Well, if you want labels larger than 54″ width, OK. We’ll make it in two pieces!
By having graphics on the labels as well as type, we hope that the label gets a little more attention from those prying hands.
When you are doing store construction in the mall, you’ll want to cover the windows of the store. Not only to announce what is coming, but to hide the mess.
This is easily done with panels of adhesive backed vinyl. We like our wallboard vinyl, which has “sticky note” adhesive that comes off easily and leaves no residue. We can also furnish a traditional adhesive vinyl with a semi-permanent adhesive. Either will work indoors or outdoors for six months or more.
The adhesive vinyl panels go on the outside of the glass, trimmed to the metal frames. They give you a very nice presentation, and are easily removed for the store opening without the need to get behind all the recently installed displays.
A few months back we did the analysis to see if solar made sense for MegaPrint Inc. It does!
Last week they started site work on our solar project. We will install 152 pedestal mounted solar panels that should generate 48KW at peak output. It will save us about 2/3 of our power bill. With all the rebates and tax savings, the project pays back in 3 years. They say.
We decided to put the array in the field behind the building. Since we have a flat roof, it is actually less expensive to put them on the ground. The big reason, though, was that the snow will slide off them this way, but would have obstructed them for several months a year if roof racks were used.
We are excited to see the meter start to go in reverse on a bright summer day!