Marine Center of Indiana Joins Big Time Sports and Goes Solar
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Posted by: Mickaela Giese
Marine Center of Indiana has completed the installation of over 110,000 square feet rooftop solar panels, which will cut down carbon emissions by 15,938 metric tons over the next twenty-five years.
“The completion of this project is a great leap forward not only for my building and the environment, but the city of Beech Grove, and the state of Indiana as well. It’s great to see a project come to fruition that has so many benefits for our community.” – Mike Hoffman, Owner and President of Marine Center of Indiana
After repurposing three oil drums for an extensive recycling program, MCI took a step back and evaluated their carbon footprint. For years they have been working on increasing their energy efficiency and have since implemented energy efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems. The lighting system alone has reduced costs by over $3,000 per month.
MCI hopes to set itself apart from the rest of the marine industry regarding forward thinking, long term innovations, and the embracement of sustainable energy. This has been a four-year project from start to finish and they will go live producing electricity in September. MCI partnered with Solscient Energy, based out of Toledo, OH and Indianapolis Power and Light for the completion of this solar panel project.
Marine Center of Indiana is a family-owned and operated boat dealership providing service, storage, and boating accessories since 2001 to central Indiana and the surrounding areas. They are the one-stop-shop for all things boating and located in Beech Grove, Indiana.