Tigerpress Goes Solar
TigerPress is an award-winning, ISO 9001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified custom printing company based in Massachusetts. Since 1985, they have offered a wide variety of printing services and products, including booklets, catalogues, magazines, signs and folding cartons, among many other materials. TigerPress partnered with EnterSolar to develop a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at their facility in East Longmeadow, MA.
Solar Photovoltaic System Specifications & Environmental Benefits
TigerPress’ solar photovoltaic system has a total capacity of 653 kW DC and is made up of 2,466 individual solar panels atop its facility. The system is designed to produce 738 MWh annually, offsetting approximately 70% of the annual onsite electrical consumption.
The environmental benefits of the system are equivalent to taking 110 cars off the roads or saving around 58,400 gallons of gasoline. TigerPress’ use of solar power will also result in the avoidance of 519 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The reduction of their carbon emissions is equivalent to planting approximately 13,450 trees.
Significant Financial Returns through Solar
TigerPress benefited from the Massachusetts SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credit) 2 Program, which is designed to support the installation of 1,600 MW of photovoltaic capacity in the state by 2020. Through the program, TigerPress receives a credit for every MWh of solar energy generated and can sell it to the market for revenue. EnterSolar’s project expertise made going solar a lucrative option for TigerPress.