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Rondo-Pak, a provider of quality folding cartons and printed components for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer industries, has announced its investment of over $4 million in a major solar energy project at its primary manufacturing facility in Camden, New Jersey. Once installed, the project will provide 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year.
The new solar panels will cover the entire facility and will include newly-constructed canopies over 90% of the parking lots. Over 25 years, the system will generate approximately 52.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and is expected to provide at least 60% of the electricity needs at the facility. Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, an independent solar energy provider with headquarters in Wayne, Pennsylvania, will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, which commenced in October.
“This solar energy project is an exciting one for Rondo-Pak as it represents a major milestone in our continuous pursuit to reduce our carbon footprint and make positive contributions to the environment,” said Tim Moreton, Chief Executive Officer of Rondo-Pak. “While we expect to maximize our electricity savings, our driving force in this initiative is to do our part in creating a more sustainable future for our community.”
In 2015, Rondo-Pak purchased its current Camden facility and completed a major renovation which was designed following the New Jersey Green Building Standards and ASHRAE requirements. All recent equipment investments are made with sustainability being a primary factor in the equipment selection. Additionally, Rondo-Pak is a FSC Certified Supplier, uses vegetable-based inks and has aggressive recycling and water usage reduction programs in place.