SOLAR POWER WORLD | Smart Data Solutions, a Minnesota-based collateral-processing and workflow automation service, will be installing roughly 400 solar panels to the roof of its corporate headquarters in Eagan. Smart Data sought the expertise of All Energy Solar, a Minnesota based company that has helped over 2,000 property owners and businesses with solar energy needs, to spearhead this project.
Installing solar panels is one part of Smart Data Solution’s Green Initiative, which is committed to taking on environmentally beneficial projects in the years to come. Being a Minnesota based company, Smart Data feels a responsibility to helping the state meet important goals regarding renewable energy.
“It’s been a nice, feel-good project for us. As we continue to decrease our carbon footprint in other ways around the office, this project really drove home our commitment to a cleaner planet,” said Pat Bollom, co-CEO of Smart Data.
The new array will power 75% percent of Smart Data Solutions’ energy usage.
“The great news about energy savings with something like solar, where you’re tying a system to your utility services, is utility rates will continue to rise and you’re going to keep producing units of power on the roof year after year, and most presumably utility rates will continue to rise year after year so the dollar savings for Smart Data will continue to grow every year,” said Michael Thalhimer, All Energy Solar’s director of business development.