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NewAge(R) Industries Celebrates 10 Years of Solar Energy
By: NewAge Industries Inc.
The power system, consisting of 4,082 rooftop solar panels, has the capacity to produce up to one megawatt continuously and has been doing so for the past ten years.
"It was our most ambitious project to date," said Ken Baker, the company's CEO. "As a U.S. manufacturer, we insisted on U.S.-manufactured products – the solar panels, the racking system that holds all the panels, the inverters that convert the electrical current – and it took a lot of research to source everything."
NewAge, which manufactures Single-Use molded tubing assemblies used in vaccine production, in addition to plastic tubing, made the switch to solar power in conjunction with several other green initiatives. Collectively, the improvements helped the company reduce operating costs while improving its sustainability.
The solar energy system originally contributed more than half of the energy needed at NewAge's headquarters. Expansions at the facility have since increased electricity needs, but the company is proud to be harnessing the sun's energy and putting less pressure on the community's power grid.
NewAge recently attained B Corp(TM) certification and is recognized as an organization committed to sustainability. In fact, rooftop solar panels are being considered for the company's additional facility in Warrington, Pa., which is currently undergoing renovation. Following the remodel, the building will be used to extrude silicone and biopharmaceutical grade TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) tubing for the company's AdvantaPure(
Learn more about NewAge's solar energy and sustainability initiatives at http://www.newageindustries.com/
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company maintains a large inventory of tubing and fittings for its core product lines, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP and became 100% employee-owned in 2019 for the benefit of both its employees and customers. NewAge is a solar powered, zero landfill, Certified B Corporation(
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