Solar Installation Summary

EXPECTED TO BE THE FIRST FULLY SOLAR-POWERED MANUFACTURING AND FABRICATION FACILITY OF THIS SIZE IN IOWA.

Environmental Benefits

  • The solar field at Steffensmeier’s will reduce Green House Gas emission by 8,937 metric tons of CO2 over 25 years. This is the equivalent of 229,154 trees planted and grown for 10 years, or not burning 9,599,356 pounds of coal
  • Allows Steffensmeier customers to use sustainable marketing accolades, such as “our products were fabricated with solar energy”
System Size

428.4 kW ground mount array, comprised of 1,428 (300 watt) polycrystalline solar panels.

Financial Benefits

Steffensmeier will be saving a projected $91,495 in electrical costs every year with a project payback period projected between 4-6 years.

System Lifecycle

Solar panels are warrantied for 25 years but typically continue to produce energy for 30-40 years.

Production

The installation is designed to generate 550,209 kWh annually (production data is based on NREL and PV Watts).

The installation is designed to cover 100% of the company’s current energy needs and is expected to be the first fully solar powered manufacturing and fabrication facility of this size in Iowa.