Spier completes Solar PV installation at McElroy Metal Manufacturing site in Texas

Jan. 5, 2022
The rooftop solar installation of 352 panels could produce approximately 261,574 kWh of energy annually. local and federal incentives funded about 80% of the solar installation project

Metal roofing and siding developer McElroy Metal has completed the installation of solar panels at its manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Texas.

Spier Commercial & Industrial installed the 165kW grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) distributed generation (DG) rooftop system at the plant. Seraphim Energy panels were installed at the facility, which features McElroy Metal’s 238T symmetrical standing seam panels. The panels were installed on the standing seam roof with products from S-5!.

The firm installed 352 solar panels at the facility and the 470-watt panels could produce approximately 261,574 kWh each year. The solar installation is expected to reduce grid energy usage by 46% at the facility.

“Installing solar panels on a standing seam roof like the one produced by McElroy Metal is the most cost-effective way to complete a solar installation,” says Mark Rangel, Executive Vice President of Commercial Business Development and Preconstruction at Spier Commercial & Industrial.

He added that local and federal incentives funded about 80% of the solar installation project. The firm is expected to receive return on investment in about five years and the system is expected to function for 25 years.

With the Sunnyvale project, McElroy Metal has completed solar panel installations at four of its manufacturing sites, including its sites in Clinton (Illinois), Adelanto (California) and Peachtree (Georgia).