Dynamic Energy completed a 965 kW ground mounted solar array for The Beistle Company at their headquarters and manufacturing facility in Shippensburg, PA. As the oldest continuing manufacturer of decorations and party goods in the U.S., this project exemplifies Beistle’s heritage of forward-thinking manufacturing innovation, while showcasing their commitment to a long-term sustainable energy plan and corporate leadership.
Dynamic Energy designed, developed, and installed a ground-mounted system, while working closely with Beistle to tailor the installation to meet a unique set of design objectives. This included conducting a solar siting process that was able to repurpose otherwise fallow space adjacent to Beistle’s manufacturing facility. Given the added challenges of today’s environment, Dynamic Energy was successfully able to navigate and execute a construction schedule, while adhering to Governor Wolf’s safety and construction guidelines. In addition, Dynamic Energy’s in-house engineering and operations team worked closely alongside the local utility, Adams Electric Cooperative, to successfully customize the interconnection engineering of the project into two separate production meters to supply an estimated 50% of the facility’s total annual electrical needs.
Thanks to a grant financed in part by Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority, Beistle was able to leverage the support of the State to make an investment in solar technology that will not only generate substantial long-term energy cost reduction for their business as well as meaningful environmental benefits to the community, but also highlights the potential for economic resiliency driven by solar project deployment from within the state of Pennsylvania. The 965 kW system is expected to generate approximately 1,200 MWhs of electricity annually, avoiding the emission of 935 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to removing 183 cars from the road.