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Planet Bike Takes Another Green Step

Published January 7, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Planet Bike’s newly commissioned 10 kilowatt solar power system began generating electric power atop the company’s headquarters last week.

Projections estimate that the 48 panel system will more than offset the company’s energy needs. In fact, Planet Bike plans to sell nearly 2/3 of the sustainable electric power back to the city’s power grid.

The photo voltaic power array on the roof of Planet Bike offices is the third largest of its kind in the Madison area and will help Planet Bike reduce its carbon emissions by 15 tons annually. According to Niels Wolter, the Solar Electric Program Manager at Focus on Energy, Planet Bike’s estimated annual output will be around 12,000 kWh per year.

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