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St. Paul Commercial Retailer – 479.9 kW

Project Name:   St. Paul Commercial Retailer
Project Size:   479.9 kW
Panels:   1,185
Location:   St. Paul, MN
Commissioned:   2022
     

 

 

Impact Power Solutions installed this 479.9 kW solar array for a commercial retailer in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

The panels will produce roughly 571,081 kWh per year, enough to power 31 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset more than 8,100 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 8,700 acres of trees to our forests. 

Hundreds of companies across the US, from multinational corporations to locally-owned small businesses, have invested in solar energy with IPS. 

With over 30 years of proven experience and more than 1,000 solar projects completed, you can trust us to provide your business with the correct solution to meet your needs. 

We’ve worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes, designing solutions that are specifically tailored to each client.  

 

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Feldmann Imports – 277 kW

Client Name:   Feldmann Imports
Project Size:   277.8 kW
Panels:   731
Location:   Bloomington, MN
Commissioned:   2021
     

 

About the Feldmann Imports Solar Project

This 277.8 kW solar array spans two buildings at the Feldmann Imports Mercedes-Benz dealership in Bloomington, MN. The panels will produce roughly 330,582 kWh per year, enough to power 18 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset over 4,500 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 5,000 acres of trees to our forests. 

Founded by Terry Feldmann in 1983, Feldmann Imports has served Bloomington and the surrounding area for over 35 years and remains a family business. The company began a complete remodel of their facility in 2021, and decided to incorporate solar into the project to capitalize on the energy savings and sustainability that solar provides. Along with a solar array, the remodel added 7,000 square feet of floor space and state-of-the-art amenities. 

As a part of our partnership with American Forests, IPS will assist in the planting of 277 trees, one for each kW of solar included in this project. 

Solar worked for Feldmann Imports. Interested to see if it can work for you? Contact us today to get started. 

Design Ready Controls – 614 kW

Client Name:   Design Ready Controls
Project Size:   614 kW
Panels:   1,536
Location:   Brooklyn Park, MN
Commissioned:   2021
     

About the Design Ready Controls Solar Project

Impact Power Solutions installed this 614 kW solar array at Design Ready Control’s headquarters and central production facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. The panels will produce roughly 724,685 kWh per year, enough to power 39 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset over 10,380 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 11,000 acres of trees to our forests. 

Incorporated in 1989, Design Ready Controls is a leader in the control panel manufacturing industry. When designing their new Brooklyn Park headquarters in 2015, sustainability was a focus. Along with a rooftop solar array, this facility features eco-friendly LED lighting and landscaping that utilizes a variety of native grasses, shrubs and trees to minimize the need for fertilizers, irrigation and other grounds maintenance.

As a part of our partnership with American Forests, IPS will assist in the planting of 614 trees, one for each kW of solar included in this project. 

Solar worked for Design Ready Controls. Interested in how solar can work for you? Contact us today to get started. 

Tattersall Distilling – 405 kW

Client Name:   Tattersall Distilling
Project Size:   405 kW
Panels:   1,080
Location:   River Falls, WI
Commissioned:   2021
     

About the Tattersall Distilling Solar Project

Award-winning craft distillery, Tattersall Distilling, recently opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin. The 75k square foot facility houses its first-ever restaurant, features indoor and outdoor event spaces and was designed to be one of the most sustainable distilleries in the nation. Impact Power Solutions is proud to have supplied solar power to this highly anticipated distillery.

The facility’s 405 kW rooftop solar array is the largest solar array of any craft distillery in the nation. Consisting of 1,080 panels and producing a yearly average of 477,900 kWh of electricity, the solar array is projected to offset the energy production of Tattersall’s entire distilling operation. This amounts to offsetting 373 tons of CO2 — the same amount sequestered by 415 acres of forest.

Sustainability is a core value of Tattersall’s, aligning with Renewable River Falls, the city campaign that encourages and supports residents and businesses in going 100% renewable. A water reclamation system recycles all production water, repurposing it into future distillations. Surplus spent grain is given to a local cattle and bison farmer, who feeds it to livestock that ends up on Tattersall’s menu. Greens for the restaurant and herbs for cocktails are all grown hydroponically at the distillery as well.

Jon Kreidler, Founder, and Chief Officer of Tattersall Distilling believes that the River Falls facility is a great fit for the company in more ways than one. “The new facility is a perfect complement to what we created in Minneapolis and this is the logical next step in our evolution as a company. It allows us to really scale our production and accommodate more guests than ever, while putting a huge focus on sustainability.”

Krisy Wogen, Solar Energy Developer at Impact Power Solutions, is enthusiastic about the project’s completion. “It has been very exciting to work with Tattersall and see this project come to fruition. Their excitement for solar and overall focus on sustainability compliments their delicious spirits perfectly. It makes me want to support the Tattersall brand even more than I already do. I am looking forward to trying all of their solar powered spirits in their beautiful new distillery!”

As a part of our partnership with American Forests, IPS will assist in the planting of 405 trees, one for each kW of solar included in this project. 

Solar worked for Tattersall Distilling. Interested in how solar can work for you? Contact us today to get started.

ERIK’S Bike Board Ski – 215 kW

About the ERIK’S Bike Shop Solar Project

Since the company’s founding in 1977, ERIK’S Bike Board Ski and owner Erik Saltvold have understood the importance of combining smart business practices with smart environmental ones. As planning began for their new warehouse and headquarters in Minneapolis, they looked for opportunities that met both criteria and solar fit the bill.

“Owning our new facility, versus renting as we’ve done in the past, has allowed us to dream bigger about how we want to impact our community and the earth” said Erik. “Using solar power and becoming more energy efficient was a simple and easy choice, especially with the support of Impact Power Solutions. Not only does it help our bottom line, but we also know we are having a positive impact on the environment.”

This new facility will allow ERIK’S and its 500+ employees to keep up with the growing demand for bikes, snowboards, downhill skis, skateboards and scooters, while having a positive environmental impact in the process.

Utilizing Incentives

The City of Minneapolis Green Cost Share Program offers matching funds for properties undertaking an energy efficiency, solar, or innovative pollution reduction project. ERIK’S utilized this program to increase the financial impact of their project while helping the City of Minneapolis meet its sustainability goals.

Steve Oman, a National C&I Developer at IPS, believes the program impacted the decision making process. “ERIK’S always had the intent to integrate solar into their new headquarters. The financials with the Green Cost Share program just made it easier to say yes.”

Erik Saltvold agrees. “The Cost Share Program was key to making this a financially viable project.”

 

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Client Name:   ERIK’S Bike Board Ski
Project Size:   215.2 kW
Panels:   538
Location:   Minneapolis, MN
Commissioned:   2021
     

 

 

A Seamless Process

As ERIK’S evaluated solar energy for their business, they considered the impact it would have on their infastructure, the environmental benefits, and the economic payback.

It was important that the installation of the solar system didn’t interfere with normal operations. “IPS made the process of installing solar on our warehouse seamless” said Erik. “Their team is knowledgeable, friendly, and communicative. From initial planning to completion, they managed the project perfectly.”

Would Erik recommend solar to others in her industry? “Definitely! If a business owns real estate, this is an easy way to do their part to limit their environmental impact.”

A Beautiful Recipe

At the facility’s June 2021 ribbon cutting, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey remarked “This facility creates a beautiful recipe of environmental sustainability, of jobs, of economic inclusion, doing all of that work all at once. I want to give a big thank you to ERIK’S, to all of the employees and the staff, who are creating a business and facility that is emblematic of everything that Minneapolis is pushing for.”

Hiway Federal Credit Union – 51.68 kW

Client Name:   HiWay Federal Credit Union
Project Size:   51.68 kW
Panels:   136
Location:   Roseville, MN
Commissioned:   2021
     

About the Hiway Federal Credit Union Solar Project

Impact Power Solutions installed this 51.68 kW solar array at Hiway Federal’s new branch in Roseville, MN. The panels will produce roughly 60,982 kWh per year, enough to power 5 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset over 1,428 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 1,587 acres of trees to our forests. 

Hiway Federal Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). They’ve since expanded their charter and now extend an invitation for membership to individuals and small business within the seven-county metro area. Today, from their offices in St. Paul, MN, Hiway serves over 79,000 members worldwide and totals over $1.5 billion in assets. 

As a part of our partnership with American Forests, IPS will assist in the planting of 51 trees, one for each kW of solar included in this project. 

Solar worked for Hiway Federal Credit Union. Interested in how solar can work for you? Contact us today to get started and learn how solar can work for your business. 

Schafer Richardson – 1.031 MW

Client Name:   Schafer Richardson
Project Size:   1031.6 kW
Panels:   2,788
Location:   Minneapolis, MN
Commissioned:   2021
     

 

About the Schafer Richardson Solar Project

Impact Power Solutions installed this 1031.6 kW solar array in Minneapolis, MN to offset the electricity load of Schafer Richardson’s facility. The panels will produce roughly 1,217,288 kWh per year, enough to power 104 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 28,530 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 31,710 acres of trees to our forests. 

Since 1995, Schafer Richardson has been recognized for planning, developing, and strengthening our communities through a full-service real estate experience. They provide quality investment, development, construction, leasing and management services, all founded upon a tradition of integrity and dedication to providing personalized solutions. Their team approaches every project as a long-term relationship and we are proud of our reputation as a company dedicated to positively and creatively engaging with the communities in which they work.

Interested in offsetting your facility’s electrical usage like the Shafer Richardson Solar Project did? Contact us today to get started and learn how solar can work for your business. 

MWF Properties Portfolio – 748 kW

Project Name:   MWF Properties
Total Project Size:   748 kW
Number of Locations:   10
Commissioned:   2019-2021

 

About the MWF Properties Solar Portfolio

MWF Properties has long valued sustainability. After analyzing the feasibility and financial benefits of solar, they decided to install rooftop solar arrays on ten of their multi-unit residential buildings. 

These 10 solar projects will produce roughly 882,050 kWh per year, enough to power 75 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel systems will offset over 20,000 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding 22,980 acres of trees to our forests. 

MWF Properties has been developing projects since 1999. They specialize in multi-unit residential housing and have developed properties across Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois totaling over 2,200 units.

Interested in offsetting your facilities electrical usage? Contact us today to get started and learn how solar can work for your business. 

 

MWF Properties Powered By Solar: 

♦ 108 Place Apartments

♦ Amundson Flats 

♦ Century Heights

♦ Harvestview Place II 

♦ Lexington Flats 

♦ Lofts at Evergreen Knoll

♦ Rosemary Apartments

♦ Sarazin Flats

♦ Vista Ridge

♦ Willow Ridge East

Solar for Manufacturers – Protolabs

Project Name:   Protolabs
Project Size:   711 kW
Panels:   1,872
Location:   Plymouth, MN
Commissioned:   2021
     

 

Solar For Manufacturers

Impact Power Solutions installed this 711 kW solar array in Plymouth, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Protolabs’ manufacturing facility. The panels will produce roughly 839,000 kWh per year, enough to power 71 average Minnesota homes. 

Protolabs is the world’s leading source for digital manufacturing, producing custom components in as fast as 1 day. They’re committed to supporting
a range of sustainability efforts across the company, including this solar array on their flagship manufacturing facility. “Over the years, sustainability has become more and more important to us” says Brad Pfeifer, Director of Facilities at Protolabs “so this was a natural next step for us to explore using renewable resources such as solar.”   

The rooftop array will offset 20% of the facilities electrical usage and 1.3 million pounds of Carbon Dioxide each year. That is the same amount of CO2 sequestered by 775 acres of forest. Interested in offsetting your facilities electrical usage? Contact us today to get started and learn how solar can work for manufacturers. 

Lake West Development – 133 kW

Project Name:   Lake West Development
Project Size:   133 kW
Panels:   350
Location:   Minnetonka, MN
Commissioned:   2020
     

 

Impact Power Solutions installed this 133 kW solar array in Minnetonka, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Lake West Development. The panels will produce roughly 156,940 kWh per year, enough to power 13 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 3,682 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 4,336 acres of trees to our forests.

Lake West Development started in 1994 with a single house and an oversized yard in Minnetonka. From there the company has evolved – from creating duplexes, to one and two-property subdivisions, to large mixed-use developments of single and multi-family residences, and commercial buildings. For over two decades Lake West has been acquiring, renovating and developing underutilized properties in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs – and creating exceptional new places for people to live and work.