Wagner Completes Solar Rooftop for Facility


Sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced the completion of what it’s calling Minnesota’s largest energy efficient rooftop and solar energy-generating facility.

Construction was completed last summer on the array system for the company’s North American Headquarters, in Plymouth, Minnesota, which houses the corporate operations and manufacturing for both Wager and Titan products.

The array features 3,700 individual 6-by-3-foot solar panels that cover the entire 140,000-square-foot roof (equivalent to about three acres of space). The facility is set to produce 1.6 million kilowatts of electricity per year, which is about two-thirds of the building’s usage.

According to Wagner, the project involved two phases: installation of a new roof and then the solar system. The new roof, installed by Allweather Roof, was designed to boost the benefits of the solar array with high-density insulation and a reflective thermoplastic membrane.

The roof’s R-value (resistance to heat flow) will more than double, increasing from 12 to 30, and the solar array, designed and installed by Sundial Energy, has its own set of environmental and fiscal benefits.

“We invested in solar power because we believe it’s important to operate in a sustainable manner,” said Greg McGuirk, President, Wagner SprayTech, Americas. “In addition to reducing our dependence on energy sourced from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, the new solar array was a fiscally responsible decision that will provide financial benefits for years to come.”


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