Come May, Naperville-based Great Western Flooring Company will boast one of the largest rooftop-mounted solar system in the State. As partial funding for the project, Great Western Flooring received the largest grant ($246,000.00) given by the State in 2011 for a solar energy system.
The 150kW solar photovoltaic system is expected to produce 180MW hours annually, saving an average of $2200 per month. This is equivalent to the energy used by approximately 42 U.S. households. “For years, GWF has taken a leadership position on sustainable practices. Our new solar plant now gives us the ability to further reduce our carbon footprint. We are proud to be on the forefront of the alternative energy initiative,” said Steve Chirico, Owner and President of Great Western Flooring. “Great Western’s solar plant is a welcomed and progressive addition to Naperville’s Environmental Sustainability Plan. This system will increase awareness of the benefits of solar energy within the community, spurring Naperville’s leadership and commitment to going green,” adds Naperville Mayor George Pradel.
Naperville-based WCP Solar has been contracted to install the system that began at the end of March with an estimated completion by mid May 2012. This is expected to produce approximately 5 full time jobs.
Great Western Flooring Company began in 1984 as a family-owned and -operated business, serving Chicago’s Western Suburbs. Nearly 30 years later, with locations in Naperville, St. Charles and Oswego, GWF is still devoted to the A.R.T. of Flooring: efficient service with Accountability, Reliability and Trust – their promises to you. For additional information on “Great Western Flooring Goes Solar”, contact Steve Chirico or visit www.greatwesternflooring.com.