Project Description

Hyde Tool

Established in Southbridge, MA over 100 years ago, Hyde has grown from a cutlery manufacturer to a manufacturer of hand tools for remodeling and home repair.

Challenge

As a manufacturer, Hyde Tools has a significant cost associated with their electricity needs. The company was looking for a way to improve their environmental footprint that also made good business sense.

Solution

Hyde Tools partnered with Solect to install a solar PV system on their roof, using innovative tenK panels that are specially designed to mitigate loss of production due to shading.

Result

Hyde Tools is now offsetting 13% of their annual electricity costs, saving over $180,000 per year. The solar savings have allowed Hyde to keep manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts. The tenK panels ensure that the system operates at highest capacity, helping the company produce power at a higher level than might have been possible otherwise.

 

Fast Facts

Location: Southbridge, MA

Owner: Hyde Tools

System Size: 349 kW

Technical Details: Flat roof mounted tenK panels, mounting, and inverters.

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