Metzgers Expands Its Green Printer Status

TOLEDO, OH - November 1, 2010 - Progress is underway at Metzgers Printing + Mailing, which is adding a rooftop photovoltaic solar array of over 9,500 sq ft of solar panels, which will generat up to 13% of its annual power usage.

Solar panels being installed."It's amazing to see it all come together' states Joe Metzger, company president. "Most large solar installations are at public institutions, but to be one of the largest solar installations on the roof of a privately held company in Ohio is something our team and our customers can be proud of."

The solar array includes 4,095 sq ft of panels on the main printing plant on Arco Drive, and 5,444 sq ft of panels on the Mailing & Fulfillment Center on Frenchmens Road. The total array is capable of producing up to 125,580 watt at any given point in time, during peak conditions And up to 144,417 kilowatt hours within a 12 month period. In general terms, this would power just over thirteen U.S. households, or 1,255 100-watt light bulbs continuously.

Solar panels with water on them after a rain."This is another important step in a long-term plan to expand our green printer status" adds Joe Metzger. "From company-wide recycling efforts to being the first printer in northwest Ohio to receive certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, installing solar panels further helps limit our company's impact on the environment."

Solscient Energy, LLC provided the system design, installation and development of the solar array. Solscient is a fully integrated solar energy finance and development company and is a tenant at the University of Toledo;s Clean and Alternative Energy Incubator program.

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