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West Music Installs Solar Panels at Coralville Headquarters
By West Music Company
6/15/2015 3:21:00 PM

Coralville, IA – June 12, 2015 –  West Music is harvesting the sun’s energy by installing solar panels on the roof of its Coralville, Iowa headquarters. The installation is a 64.8 kilowatt system comprised of over 200 solar panels measuring 77” x 39.1” in size that convert sunlight directly into electricity. The panels will be installed in two phases, the first at West Music’s Coralville headquarters, and a second installation will take place later in the summer at West Music’s fulfillment center. The panels will be installed by CB Solar from Des Moines, Iowa, and locally owned contractor, Advanced Electrical Services will handle the electrical connectivity.  For more information, please contact Glenda O’Neil at goneil@westmusic.com.

West Music anticipates a significant reduction in their carbon footprint with the solar panel installation.  The panels are expected to produce approximately 97,000 kilowatts of electricity annually. Over the next 25 years, the solar panels are estimated to offset 4.7 million pounds of CO2 (greenhouse gas), which can be compared to planting 40 acres of trees or taking 25 vehicles off the road. The installation will reduce long term operating costs as well as invest in the Coralville, Iowa community by providing working examples of healthier air quality. West Music joins the ranks of numerous commercial businesses who have already installed solar panels or other alternative energy sources. Commercial installations in America have increased 487% in the last five years. 

About CB Solar
CB Solar Inc. is a turnkey contractor based in Des Moines, Iowa fully staffed and run by engineers and graduates of Iowa State University. CB Solar started in renewable energy by designing electronics and software for DC energy systems. With a certified welder on staff, CB Solar is able to custom mill, prototype, and CNC plasma cut on any worksite, at any time. Find out more about CB Solar by visiting cbsolarinc.com.



Tags: solar panels, CB Solar, Advanced Electrical Services, alternative energy,
Categories: West Music Coralville, Company Culture
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