Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing
Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing is anticipating a bright future. Completed in 2015, the company’s new solar field is one of the largest scale projects of its kind in Iowa.
The installation will provide 100% of the company’s current electrical needs for fabricating and manufacturing, and delivering the fine craftsmanship that is cornerstone in the Steffensmeier tradition. The company is the first fully solar powered manufacturing and fabrication business in Iowa.
Pilot Grove, IA
5-6 years, 26.90% IRR (Internal Rate of Return)
EST. ANNUAL PRODUCTION
EST. ANNUAL UTILITY SAVINGS
EST. 25 YEAR UTILITY SAVINGS
EST. CARBON EMISSION REDUCTION
8,917 metric tons of CO2
“The economics behind the project made the decision easy. We’re able to use the savings to provide more classes, training, & benefits to our employees.
-Jenny Steffensmeier, Owner Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing
Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC)
Complete, turn-key service from initial conceptual planning stages through final installation. Secured substantial rebates and incentives to boost the project’s financial return.
PR & Video
Developed a comprehensive PR campaign including video features about the business’s 100% solar transition, facilitated press events and visit from Gov. Branstad, secured placement in industry magazines.
Operations & Maintenance
Ideal Energy is providing ongoing operations and maintenance services including realtime monitoring portal with for mobile and desktop access, and ongoing prescriptive and preventative maintenance.
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