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Silberline generates solar energy off rooftop

  • SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Solar panels have been installed on the roof of Silberline's Ernest Scheller III Center for Technical Functions and Advanced Manufacturing in Hometown.
    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Solar panels have been installed on the roof of Silberline's Ernest Scheller III Center for Technical Functions and Advanced Manufacturing in Hometown.
Published July 22. 2010 05:00PM

Silberline Manufacturing Company has announced the start up of its 200 KWH rooftop solar power generation facility at the Ernest Scheller III Center for Technical Functions and Advanced Manufacturing in Hometown.

Silberline has completed the installation of its first Renewable Energy Project, which is expected to generate more than 200,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, reducing the company's carbon emissions footprint by more than 230 tons per year.

The rooftop installation includes 871 solar panels mounted on portions of two buildings at the Tidewood facility.

The project was managed by Borrego Solar Systems, a leader in solar projects, and installed by Reading Electric.

Silberline has been working to reduce its carbon footprint as part of its Global Core Values that includes a commitment to the environment and the community.

"We are pleased to demonstrate our efforts toward environmental stewardship through this investment in renewable solar power", said Lisa Jane Scheller, president and CEO.

Silberline is an international brand leader that manufactures and supplies a broad range of high-quality special effect and performance pigments that dramatically enhance the visual appeal of coatings, paints, inks and plastics.

Clients span a wide array of industries including automotive, manufacturing, printing/graphic arts and general industrial coatings.

The company has over 60 years of experience in the industry; customer service centers on four continents; and a worldwide network of independent agents and distributors that sell and service Silberline products.

Silberline is the winner of multiple Queen's Awards for Innovation, International Trade and Exports and is ISO certified.

For more information, visit the company website at www.silberline.com.

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