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posted: 2/26/2018 6:00 AM

Magid to build massive solar array

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Daily Herald Report

Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Co. in Romeoville announced it will build a 3.5 Megawatt solar panel array on the roof of its Romeoville facility.

The array consists of over 10,500 solar panels that will produce enough electricity to offset 100 percent of its annual load. When completed, the system will be the largest rooftop solar project in the Midwest.

The company has spent three years researching how a solar array on their facility could help drive down operating expenses while at the same time provide a strong financial return with the added benefit of being socially and environmentally proactive.

"Magid continues to champion innovation. That investment doesn't just benefit their company, but the environment as well," said Romeoville Mayor John Noak.

Convergence Energy, the project developer, and Continental Electric, Magid's engineering and installation partner, will soon be on site beginning their work. The first of 13 truckloads of solar panels arrived in the beginning of February.

The array that Magid is installing on the roof is the equivalent of reducing over 2 million tons/year of CO2 from being emitted from power plants.