As part of its ongoing commitment to its community and the environment, Fortress Technology installed more than 300 solar panels on the roof of its manufacturing head office in February of this year, that have produced more than 42 MWh since becoming operational in March. The panels are expected to produce 120,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year while reducing greenhouse gases by 180,000 lb annually.
“We’ve been impressed with the results of the program so far”, said Steve Gidman, president of Fortress Technology. “This program is another way we can give back to our community and the environment by producing a clean, renewable energy source.”
Fortress Technology has been manufacturing custom industrial metal detection systems from its Grand Marshall location since 2001 for the food, beverage, and manufacturing industries. The solar panels currently cover over 90% of the roof on the 26,000-sq-ft facility and are part of the MicroFIT program with the Ontario Power Authority.
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