Spellman Goes Solar
Established in 1947, Spellman is the world’s leading independent supplier of precision DC high voltage power supplies, X-Ray generators and Monoblock X-Ray sources for medical, industrial and scientific applications. Spellman partnered with EnterSolar to develop a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at their global headquarters in Hauppauge, NY.
Solar Photovoltaic System Specifications & Environmental Benefits
Spellman’s solar photovoltaic system has a total capacity of 470 kW DC and is made up of 1,292 individual solar panels atop its Hauppauge facility. The system is designed to produce 594 MWh annually, offsetting approximately 25% of Spellman’s annual onsite electrical consumption.
The environmental benefits of the system are equivalent to taking over 88 cars off the roads or saving around 47,000 gallons of gasoline. Spellman’s use of solar power will also result in the avoidance of 417 metric tons of
carbon dioxide per year. The reduction of their carbon emissions is equivalent to planting approximately 10,820 trees.
Significant Financial Returns
Spellman’s project was a part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) $1 billion NY-Sun initiative that was designed to promote a self-sufficient solar industry in the state. The project also benefited from the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), a solar incentive that deducts 30% of the installation cost from the project owner’s federal taxes, and the Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS), which provides an accelerated rate of return on Spellman’s solar investment.