CAMDEN, NJ – Lyons & Sons, Inc., a leader in the storage and distribution of cocoa on the East Coast, announces the completion of a 265 kW rooftop solar installation at a 300,000 square foot warehouse in Camden, NJ. Lyons & Sons selected Independence Solar–one of the oldest and most experienced commercial solar energy installers on the East Coast–as their turnkey solar installer and operator.
The 828 solar panels will offset 100% of their electric usage and prevent 220 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. By self-generating clean energy, Lyons & Sons is doing their part to help America combat climate change and achieve energy independence.
Mike Dougherty, President of Lyons & Sons, commented, “We first committed to solar energy because this is an investment that is good for our bottom line. By reducing our operating costs, we can better serve our customers. But sustainability is also a core value to Lyons and our customers. The cocoa industry is constantly seeking to reduce its carbon footprint, and we are excited to take a leadership role in the supply chain. We placed our faith in Independence Solar and they delivered far above our expectations.”
Keith Peltzman, President at Independence Solar, shared, “We are honored that Lyons & Sons selected Independence Solar as their turnkey solar provider. In addition to implementing solar, we were able to make collateral improvements to their roof, lighting and energy management. We are proud to include them as another satisfied client in New Jersey and deeply appreciate the trust they place in us to install their solar investment and maintain it on an ongoing basis.”
About Lyons & Sons
Lyons & Sons, Inc. has been providing storage for the cocoa industry for over 30 years. Lyons also provides services such as melting cocoa butter and cocoa liquor. With over 750,000 square feet of warehouse space in South Jersey, Lyons is close to the ports of entry for the cocoa industry.
About Independence Solar
Independence Solar (www.independencesolar.com) is a turnkey installer of commercial solar energy. Since 2007, the team has developed and built over $200 million of solar projects, including the largest rooftop solar array (9 MW) in North America at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in New Jersey. Independence Solar handles the entire project life cycle for our clients. From development, design and financing, through construction and ongoing maintenance, Independence Solar delivers an environmentally responsible income-generating asset, not just a construction project.
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