Sure, “going green” is good for the environment, but companies that do so also experience cost savings. One such company is Harleysville Insurance. The insurer released a statement estimating that its new rooftop solar photovoltaic system will generate about 15% of the annual energy needs of its corporate headquarters.

The 511.5-kilowatt-peak system, from Tecta America, consists of approximately 47,600 square feet of solar panels that now cover nearly half of the total roof surface of the Harleysville complex. Each of the 1,860 ET Solar 275-watt panels weighs 50 pounds and measures 77 by 39 inches. Together, the solar panels are projected to produce approximately 623,000-kilowatt hours of energy each year—enough to power 62 average Pennsylvania homes.

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