Bell Power, Carl Zeiss Go Solar with Kingspan Energy


Kingspan Energy has announced the completion of 2 projects, one for 100% of Bell Power’s needs and one for Carl Zeiss, Inc. that has reduced its energy needs by 60%.

Carl Zeiss

Carl Zeiss, Inc. is an optics and optoelectronics company.

Last week, Kingspan Energy completed its energy efficiency upgrades for the Carl Zeiss Company that reduced the energy load of the company’s sales, service, and training center by 60 percent. These efforts included a SunPower solar installation.

Connecticut-based Kingspan Energy is a SunPower commercial partner. This project incorporated the solar system with other efficiency upgrades including LED lighting and a roof upgrade. This upgrade not only improved the roof’s insulation, but also prepared the building for the solar installation.

“This project has been an example of how existing buildings can be enhanced to a high performance level through an integrated envelope, LED lighting system, and solar energy approach,” says Ralph Mannion, president of Kingspan Energy. “We look forward to working on more projects like this in the future to help our customers achieve their comprehensive renewable energy goals.”

The 531 kW system is expected to provide 30 percent of the building’s annual energy needs.

“All of the projects were professionally run by Kingspan Energy representatives who were attentive to our needs,” says Jim Olivo, CFO of Carl Zeiss. Inc. “We are proud to demonstrate Zeiss’s commitment to creating a greener environment in our community with this project.”

Bell Power

Last month, Kingspan also completed a solar project for Bell Power of Essex, Connecticut.

The 232 kW system will provide 100 percent of the electricity for Bell Power’s company operations. ”

“Working with Kingspan Energy has been great,” says Mike McNeil, Bell Power General Manager. “They fully understand what has to be done and then they make it happen.”

“This project represents exactly what on-site solar energy systems can mean for businesses in Connecticut and nationwide; energy cost savings and meaningful environmental impact.” says Kingspan Energy president Ralph Mannion. “When this system operates, it supplies 100% of the company’s electricity at a fixed rate for the next 20 years, while also offsetting tons of carbon dioxide. Those are very real financial and environmental impacts.”