Paul Delima Coffee

Coffee company installs solar panels to power roasting plant
Updated Wednesday 11 August, 2010
Cicero (WSYR-TV) - A coffee company that already uses a wind turbine to generate power for its roasting plant in Cicero has recently added another green power generator. 160 solar panels were recently installed by the Paul deLima Company.

Paul deLima has been roasting coffee beans for the past hundred years and selling their products under brand names from all over the world. Their roasting process has become more automated over the years, and also eats up more energy. The coffee maker and it's sister company, Warner Energy, say the use of green power to meet some of their needs fits perfectly with their other green initiatives.

"We work with local colleges that take our spent grounds and use them for compost, we recycle all our burlap bags, our entire facilities are both recycled for paper and for plastic," said Paul deLima President Mike Garlick.

The company says the combination of the turbine and the new solar panels will reduce their power consumption by about 15 or 20 percent, even in the winter. In fact, Garlick says snow will actually clean the panels. "It does not need direct sunlight, as long as it has light."

There are 40 solar panels on each frame and in addition to using them at the factory in Cicero, panels were also installed at the distribution center on Morgan Road.

The company says it is working with National Grid on an agreement to allow excess power from the solar farm to be sent to the grid for use by other National Grid customers.
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