System Reduces Electrical Power Consumption by 60% Annually

ProVia Solar Array System Cherry Ridge Arial View

SUGARCREEK, Ohio, June 21, 2021 – ProVia’s new 1.792 MW solar array at their Cherry Ridge manufacturing facility is now fully online and operational. Comprised of 4,480 solar panels, this system is among the largest privately-owned solar installations in Ohio and is projected to reduce electrical power consumption at this facility by 60% annually.

The solar panels are installed on the rooftop and provide a clean and quiet source of power generation. ProVia partnered with Paradise Energy Solutions to construct the system.

Fast Facts About ProVia’s Cherry Ridge Solar Array

  • Comprised of 4,480 solar panels
  • Provides 1.792 MW of power, enough to run approximately 240 average-size residential homes
  • Reduces electrical power consumption at this facility by 60% annually
  • By using solar for energy production instead of fossil fuels, prevents emission of 1,472 tons of CO2 annually
  • It would take 34,268 mature trees to offset 1,472 tons of CO2 on an annual basis
  • ProVia also has solar installations at their Baltic, Sugarcreek and Walnut Creek facilities, but Cherry Ridge is much larger, and will generate 6.5 times the production of the other three combined.

“As we investigated this project, we determined that we could successfully balance a socially responsible choice with economic feasibility, which made solar an excellent solution,” says Larry Troyer, Chief Financial Officer for ProVia. “This is a long-term investment that’s good for our company and good for the environment.”

 

ProVia's Brian Miller (President & CEO) and Steve Ice (Director of Manufacturing) flip the switch to power up the new solar array.

ProVia's Brian Miller (President & CEO) and Steve Ice (Director of Manufacturing) flip the switch to power up the new solar array.

According to Sheldon Stutzman, Solar Consultant with Paradise Energy Solutions,

“We’ve always had great respect for ProVia, so it was an honor to partner with them on this project. ProVia continues to lead the way in manufacturing with highly-skilled people who bring innovative solutions to market. It’s very satisfying to be a part of that story.”


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About ProVia®
ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding, manufactured stone and metal roofing. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization – in fact, remodelers ranked ProVia’s windows #1 in the market for quality. Professionals also appreciate ProVia’s unique ability to customize many products as needed. Equally important is the personalized treatment they receive after an order is placed or the product is installed. While many of ProVia’s manufacturing processes are state-of-the-art, human craftsmanship is also involved, to ensure product quality and high-end aesthetics. ProVia’s mission is “to serve, by caring for details in ways others won’t.” Each employee continually strives to put these words into action by providing unmatched quality and service, every day. ProVia.com.

About Paradise Energy Solutions
Paradise Energy Solutions is a family-owned, full-service solar installation company that provides turnkey, grid-tied solar installations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for businesses, farmers, and homeowners. ParadiseSolarEnergy.com.