SALT Energy completes largest solar rooftop install in Florida

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florida solar contractor salt energy Recently completed the installation of a 3.24 MW solar project on the roof. Badia Spices 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Sweetwater, Florida. The project is currently the largest privately owned solar project in Florida.

Photovoltaic projects can offset approximately 80% of a facility’s electricity consumption.

Founded in 1967 by Jose Badia, Badia Spices is a leading family-owned Hispanic food company. Badia manufactures, packages and markets spices, seasoning blends, marinades, sauces, teas, health foods and other products in more than 70 countries around the world.

Joseph (Pepe) Badia, President of Badia Spices, said:

This is the second facility the company will transition to solar power. In 2019, Badia Spices began operating a 529 kW rooftop solar array installed by SALT Energy at his 100,000 square foot facility in Doral, Florida. Badia and his wife Nancy contracted SALT to install one of his largest residential solar arrays in Florida at his waterfront home in Coconut Grove, Miami.

For the Sweetwater project, SALT had to move the HVAC system off the roof to eliminate heavy shadow effects.

“The customer’s requirement to avoid penetration of the roof membrane to secure the array to maintain warranty, coupled with the Miami-Dade County hurricane wind load design requirements, presented the Badia Spice project with two of the biggest technical challenges. ,” said David Kaul. , Vice President of Engineering and Operations for SALT Energy. SALT used PanelClaw and SunPower products in his projects.

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