June 12, 2012 Albany, NY — As a manufacturer of energy efficient, insulated swimming pools, Radiant Pools has always been a proponent of going green. Now, with the recent installation of an energy efficient solar power system at their facility, Radiant Pools just got a lot greener! At noon on Friday, June 8, 2012, Radiant Pools began harnessing the power of the sun to power their operations.
Together with New York Light Energy, Radiant Pools installed a 55 kW Photovoltaic system at their Albany headquarters and manufacturing facility that will provide 50% of their electricity. This new solar power system, which includes 224 Kyocera solar panels mounted onto the roof of their building, is expected to generate 61,603 kilowatt hours of electricity and reduce Radiant Pools’ carbon emissions by over 90,000 lbs. per year.
“We’re very excited about utilizing this renewable energy system. We’ve been working on a series of projects to make our building and manufacturing more efficient and environmentally sound,” says Collin Sirco, Vice President of Operations, who oversaw the project. “Not only does this provide environmental benefits, but we will also see a 30% savings in energy costs a year!”
As the only swimming pool manufacturer to become an Energy Star Partner and a member of the US Green Building Council, Radiant Pools has always been dedicated to promoting energy efficiency. The installation of the solar energy system caps a year of improvements and modifications to the Radiant Pools facility, all of which will contribute to reducing their carbon footprint. Other projects include a complete window replacement project, building wide lighting conversion and a switch from a massive boiler system to more efficient zoned heating. Sirco added, “It’s important to consider how the environment is impacted by our actions. Radiant Pools has made a commitment to being more energy efficient and eco-friendly, not just in the pools we manufacture, but also in the way we manage our facility and operations.”