Homemakers Furnishings begins photo voltaic panel set up

URBANDALE, Iowa — Homemakers Furnishings, a part of the High 100 Berkshire Hathaway furnishings division, is engaged on a photo voltaic panel set up on its showroom in Urbandale, Iowa.

When full, it is going to be one of many largest non-public photo voltaic panel arrays within the state.

“Once we began speaking about this concept, we actually noticed how a lot it made sense for us,” stated Jason Merschman, Homemakers assistant vice chairman. “Not solely does it make sense when it comes to the facility and price financial savings, nevertheless it reinforces our dedication to constructing a enterprise rooted in sustainability.”

The photo voltaic panels, put in by 1 Supply Photo voltaic from Ankeny, Iowa, will cowl greater than 250,000 sq. toes of house. Panels shall be put in on each the higher and decrease stage of Homemakers’ 215,000-square-foot showroom roof, in addition to a part of its warehouse roof. The set up will consist of two,988 bi-facial panels, which produce energy from each the back and front sides. The sunshine reflecting off Homemakers’ white roof will maximize the panels’ energy potential.

These Tier 1-rated panels have additionally been engineered and examined to face up to harsh climate, together