Cope Company Salt installs 46-kW solar project on round roof

With their patented automatic brine delivery system for commercial water softeners, Cope Company Salt has helped their customers eliminate over 27 million pounds of CO2. Now, with a newly installed solar energy system, they are continuing to build on their legacy of environmental stewardship.

Their recently energized 144 panel (46.08 kW) solar system is expected to offset 40.8 tons of CO2, 949.1 trees, and 86 barrels of oil each year. “While the financial benefits will be achieved in the future, the environmental benefits have already started,” said Ronald Myer, President of Cope Company Salt. “Solar is one of the few energy sources that will be available forever. A system is worth the environmental benefits and if you have time to obtain the payback, solar can provide a solid ROI,” he added.

This project presented a unique and exciting set of hurdles for Paradise Energy Solutions, the system’s installer. The solar system was installed on a rounded roof which included a rubber and shingle surface. “This was a project of firsts for us,” said Charlie Allen, Project Manager for Paradise Energy Solutions. “This was our first project installed on a rounded roof, and we needed to find an attachment method that worked for rubber roofing.” Paradise Energy found an attachment for rubber surfaces, and had the roofing company flash those attachments into the new rubber surface. “Having the roofing company install flashing around the attachments allowed the roof warranty to be preserved and the solar panels fit where they were originally intended to be installed,” said Mr. Allen.

“Paradise Energy Solutions took care of the product selection, ROI calculations, obtaining permits, installation, and coordinating with the utility company,” said Mr. Myer. “We promote our AUTOBrine(R) as a turn-key solution. There are not many companies that provide a fully turn-key solution like we do, but we found one in Paradise Energy Solutions.”

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