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Munger Construction Completes Solar Array for Bishop's Orchards
Munger Construction and Independence Solar Install Second Solar Project for Farm
By: Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc.
The completion of the 360 kW ground mounted array marks Munger's second solar project for Bishop's Orchards in 2017. The latest project, combined with the 120 kW rooftop array installed in August, will satisfy 80% of Bishop's annual energy consumption. Energy produced from the panels will help to cover costs associated with farm refrigeration needs and the onsite market, ultimately preventing 12,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the life of the projects.
"As longtime stewards of the environment and healthy eating for the community, this is a proud moment in our family business history to reduce energy costs and lower our carbon footprint," said Keith Bishop, Co-CEO at Bishop's Orchards. "We've already seen significant benefits from the rooftop system and are excited that the ground-mounted installation will produce over 6000,000 kWh annually to push us further toward energy independence."
About Independence Solar
Independence Solar is a developer and installer of turnkey commercial solar energy projects since 2007. Recognizing the complexities of energy management and the challenges of evaluating renewable generation, Independence Solar thoughtfully guides its customers through all stages and aspects of the solar development process - from feasibility analysis and capital sourcing to design-build construction and ongoing operations. With offices in Massachusetts and New Jersey, the firm strives to serve as a long-term partner with companies to evaluate and make solar energy investments with confidence. www.independencesolar.com
About Bishop's Orchards
The Bishop families have their roots in Guilford since the founding of the town when John Bishop was one of the signers of the Guilford Covenant in 1639. One of the few commercial local farms that remains of Guilford's agricultural heritage, Bishop's Orchards continues a tradition that dates back over 146 years to the original 52-acre farm that Walter G Bishop purchased in 1871. As each generation has built on the successes of our forebears, the farm has continued to change and grow. To learn more, please visit http://bishopsorchards.com
About Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc.
Since 1968, Munger has delivered a great experience for industrial and commercial customers in Connecticut. Customers benefit from cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient, and environmentally sound buildings that facilitate a relationship among people, technology and space. As turnkey Design/Build general contractor we work in cooperation with architects, designers and end users in order to integrate the optimal technology from leading suppliers into well-designed new buildings, additions, repairs and remodeling. Our value engineered solutions apply the best mix of pre-engineered steel, structural steel, wood and masonry with sustainable construction and "green" building practices. Munger professionals embrace and maintain LEED AP credentials and other important certifications and proficiencies. Client operations remain in full swing with minimal disruption from site planning and construction through certificate of occupancy. Proven by an array of successful projects, repeat customers, skilled and loyal people, Munger works to build lifetime relationships earned each day on each project. Visit https://mungerconstruction.com for details.