Ice, Ice, Baby: Imperial Ice Cools Down Electric Bill by Going 100% Solar

Imperial Ice goes solar with a 320-kilowatt (kW) solar array.

LITTLE ROCK – Delta Solar today announced the successful completion of a 320-kilowatt (kW) solar array for Imperial Ice of Little Rock. The system is designed to produce enough power to offset energy usage of the packaged ice manufacturer and distributor’s plant in west Little Rock and is expected to save the family-owned business more than $857,000 in energy costs over the next 30 years.

“We are always eager to help Arkansas entrepreneurs explore the benefits of solar technologies to their operations,” said Douglas Hutchings, Ph.D., CEO, Delta Solar. “Every system is unique to our client’s needs, and we were pleased to work with Imperial Ice to design and construct a system that meets 100 percent of the company’s energy demand and generates savings to reinvest into their business.

“Electricity had been our largest cost, and we were looking at ways to lower that expense,” said Imperial Ice owner Mark Enderlin. “Solar was the right solution, but we didn’t have the room on our property to accommodate a system. Delta Solar provided an off-site location that allowed us to build an array and significantly lower our electric bill.”

Imperial Ice is taking advantage of Arkansas’ remote net-metering policy, which enables flexibility in where a solar array can be located. A system can be built anywhere within the customer’s same utility service territory, with the off-site meter running backwards and the credits applied toward the primary meters. Imperial Ice’s array is located in England, Ark.

About Delta Solar

Equipped with the industry’s leading solar experts, Delta Solar is Arkansas based, owned, and operated. Our team custom designs each and every system based on our client’s energy needs in order to optimize energy production and return on investment. We source only the best materials from around the globe to ensure each system we build performs at the highest level possible for as long as possible. The founders of Delta Solar pride ourselves on creating jobs in the communities we serve, and we believe that our clients are our greatest assets. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Imperial Ice

As a family-owned business, Imperial Ice values our customers and supplying their needs in a prompt, efficient and professional manner. With our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, Imperial Ice serves more than 600 customers by providing the best quality 10 lb and 20 lb bagged ice along with 10 lb frozen solid blocks. Imperial Ice clients include snow cone stands, convenience stores, retail stores, drug stores, grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants, manufacturing companies, concrete plants, construction sites, and special events. Learn more at Imperial Ice



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