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    OFM 'Solar Farm' Underway

    July 22, 2010
    Will sell energy to power company

    OFM, Holly Springs, NC, a leading office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler, has completed the first phase of its solar farm initiative. All of the brackets have been mounted on the roof of the company’s headquarters, and solar panels are being installed by Progress Solar, Apex, NC.

    The 322,500 kilowatts of energy generated each year through the solar farm system will be sold for 18 cents per kWh to Progress Energy, a Raleigh-based power company. In April of this year, OFM announced it was financing the installation of a 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system made up of 1,042 solar panels on the roof of its main building in North Carolina.

    OFM’s solar farm is part of Progress Energy’s SunSense Commercial Solar PV Program. Abel Zalcberg, co-founder/CEO of OFM, says the goal is to make OFM's operations be carbon neutral. “This effort puts OFM one step closer to reaching many of our corporate social responsibility goals including becoming a greener company,” Zalcberg says.

    Progress Solar Solutions is a privately-held company headquartered in North Carolina that provides comprehensive turn-key solutions including design, products, installation, service and financial acquisition options where needed. The company is associated with Tool Time Electric, Inc, a large residential and commercial electrical contractor serving North Carolina since 1994.

    Progress Solar Solutions provides high-performance, eco-friendly, cost-effective solar solutions for commercial, government, institutional and residential community applications. Its applications include solar LED and induction outdoor lighting, solar energy, and solar thermal hot water using photovoltaic panels.