- 2,900 Panels Installed
- Near Zero Emissions Baked Goods
SALT LAKE CITY. August 15, 2017 — Dunford Bakers, one of Utah’s largest bakers, has completed the installation of 2,900 LG solar panels on the roof of their West Jordan production facility, thanks to Nikola Energy Company.
Dunford Bakers required a world class installation for Utah’s largest rooftop solar system and turned to Nikola Motor Company’s sister company, Nikola Energy, to make it happen. The 1 MW solar project, which received a solar incentive award from Rocky Mountain Power, has created more than 543 MWh since its installation and has offset 326 tons of CO2 emissions or offset roughly 37,000 gallons of gasoline.
“Thanks to Rocky Mountain Power and Nikola Energy, Dunford is now delivering nearly zero emission baked goods up and down the Wasatch front,” said Dunford Bakers CFO Dale Brinkman.
Nikola Energy chose high efficiency LG solar panels and industry leading Solectria inverters for the project. “It is by far one of the cleanest solar installations you will see anywhere in the country. Each conduit pipe was CNC bent to perfection and we used new 3-D modeling technology to lay the panels, route the wires and protect the roof,” added Nikola CEO Trevor Milton.
ABOUT NIKOLA ENERGY
Designed to help companies achieve zero emissions, Nikola Energy is a sister company of Nikola Motor Company which engineers and manufactures some of the most advanced hydrogen electric vehicles semi-trucks in the world. In December 2016, Nikola Motor announced the release of the world’s first zero emissions class 8 semi-truck and logged more than four billion dollars in pre-order reservations.
ABOUT DUNFORD BAKERS
Founded in 1931, Dunford Bakers prides itself on quality breads and pastries. It received a superior rating for food safety and cleanliness from the American Institute of Baking and an award of excellence for outstanding performance and excellence in creating a safe workplace environment from the Utah Manufacturers Association. For more information, visit www.dunfordbakers.com.