“Since partnering with Vista Solar, our electricity bill has plummeted 95% in the past 2 years, recovering almost 100% of our energy costs.”
INVESTING SOLAR ENERGY FOR LONG-TERM SAVINGS
Challenging economic times may not seem like ideal conditions in which to make a major investment. But when you make chocolate for a living, you make smart choices. One of the largest independently owned candy bar manufacturers in the United States, Annabelle Candy saw the long-term savings solar power offered as a hedge against rising electricity costs and a way to reduce its utility budget.
VISTA SOLAR COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Going solar is a significant investment and one that many companies might put off in a difficult economy. However, Vista Solar’s strong references and extensive history of solar projects demonstrated that we’re the right partner for the job. With a financially attractive proposal, state and federal tax incentives, the outcome of delivering an undeniably high value was irresistible.
President and CEO of Annabelle Candy, Susan Karl, “With the financial challenges we currently face in this economic environment, we feel fortunate to have found a way to offset our operating costs and help conserve our precious resources, while continuing to provide jobs for our wonderful employees.”
UTILITY THAT PAYS BACK
On time and on budget, the installation of Annabelle Candy’s 438-killowatt (kW) solar system was completed in December 2011. In April 2012, the solar system produced so much electricity that the local utility had to pay Annabelle Candy for the first time ever. This was just the start of the savings that the system has provided.
Over the next 25 years, the system is saving Annabelle Candy more than $6.5 million. At the same time, the solar electricity that it produces will offset the burning of over 52,000 gallons of fuel, demonstrating the company’s commitment to a cleaner environment. For Annabelle Candy, the courage to invest during a difficult economy has been good for both business and the environment.
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