Last Updated: September 16th, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Read Time: 3 Minutes
For those unfamiliar with the POWERHOME brand, we are not just a company that installs solar panels and energy efficiency products for residential customers. We have a growing commercial division that is just as intent on building a movement of solar energy to business owners that want the opportunity to lower their electric bills.
The latest example of that comes in suburban Detroit, where POWERHOME worked with BENLEE, the leading roll-off trailer and lugger truck manufacturer in North America, to install 404 solar panels and a new roof on its corporate headquarters in Romulus, Michigan.
The addition of POWERHOME’s rooftop system will help BENLEE produce approximately 190,000 kWh of solar energy annually and is expected to reduce the company’s grid energy consumption by nearly 80 percent annually.
That’s a sizable commitment that BENLEE is making to generate the lion’s share of its power, and we were very happy to be the entity they worked with to get that done.
“BENLEE has been in business almost 50 years and plans to be here in another 50,” BENLEE president Greg Brown said. “Developing a sustainability plan to reduce our impact on the environment and being able to eventually eliminate the energy bill, an expensive fixed operations cost, makes great business sense on top of reducing fossil fuel use. Climate change is real, storms are getting worse, heat waves are getting worse and farmers are being hurt. We want to do our part.”
Delving deep into the BENLEE project
A unique part of working with BENLEE was the opportunity to produce a video that showcases how POWERHOME works with business owners to add solar at their company. Brown also got to share his experience of working with POWERHOME. You can check out that video here:
You see the passion POWERHOME CEO Jayson Waller has for his brand, and you see how much Brown appreciates the chance to lower his business’ operating costs over the long haul. And the best part about this is that other business owners can similarly take advantage. POWERHOME sees significant opportunity to help businesses in Michigan and in the eight other states we serve.
Why work with POWERHOME?
You don’t have to look far for reasons why you can trust POWERHOME to work with your business. We are ranked No. 100 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, marking the second time in three years that we cracked the top 100 of this prestigious list. We’re ranked as the No. 6 residential rooftop solar installer in the nation by Solar Power World. We’ve earned recognition from the Globee Awards, Stevie Awards, and Business Innovation Group. And we’ve formed partnerships with six professional sports franchises (Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers), illustrating that those teams also see value in working with us.
To learn how your business can benefit by adding solar, call us at 248-564-3428, and our team will be happy to discuss options. As Waller says in the video, we want to make going solar as easy and as painless as possible. We do all the behind-the-scenes work so you don’t have to, allowing you to concentrate on running your business. Let our expertise serve you in taking your company to the next level.