Radio Flyer Offsets Annual Electricity Bill by Half, Rolls Savings Back
At a Glance:
- Installation date: May 2020
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Installed Capacity: 606kW
- Estimated Energy Production: 737kWh/Year
- Modules: 1616 x 375W Canadian Solar
- Inverters: 4x SE100K, 1 x SE66.6k SolarEdge Three-Phase Inverters with Synergy Technology
- Power Optimizers: 808 x P860
104-year-old Radio Flyer, the world’s leading manufacturer of kid’s wagons, was looking to add to their sustainability portfolio and make a deeper impact on the surrounding community while lowering their electricity bills through rooftop solar.
Our mission is to spread smiles to kids of all ages and create warm memories that last a lifetime. We do that through our innovative products, but also by acting sustainably to improve our world. By working with Sunvest and SolarEdge we took a step closer to achieving our mission.
Optimizing Savings and Safety
Installer Sunvest recommended SolarEdge due to the design flexibility and the ability to produce more clean energy over the system’s lifetime compared to a traditional string inverter. SolarEdge’s advanced safety features and ability to meet stringent national safety requirements were another reason the system was an obvious choice.
By producing approximately 737,000 kWh of solar energy every year, the SolarEdge Commercial PV system is predicted to offset over half of Radio Flyer headquarters’ electricity usage – saving nearly $50,000 in utility bills, annually*. As a result, more funds will be directed towards employee programs and expanding manufacturing lines. Radio Flyer’s management sees this as a strategic investment in the company’s future and hopes to inspire every employee to live and work in an environmentally sustainable way, while setting an example for other companies.
*The system started performing in mid-May of 2020 and achieved 99% of its performance goal in PV Watts