American Tube Technology claims world's first 100 percent solar-powered factory

By: Steve Friday May 17, 2013 0 comments Tags: Cabell Hodge, Denver, Heath Mackay, Jeremy Askew, Namaste Solar, Scott Prestige

American Tube logoDENVER - American Tube Technology Inc., a small diameter tubing manufacturer of stainless steel and nickel alloys, announced it has installed a solar panel array that makes the company "the world's first 100 percent solar-powered small diameter tubing manufacturer."

The solar array is expected to power American Tube technology for the next 20 years and pay for itself in seven years, according to Jeremy Askew, American Tube's operations supervisor.

"We want to help keep the Colorado air clean and easy to breathe," he said. "The company's location in sunny Denver, which averages over 300 days of sunshine, makes this investment viable."

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the solar array installation included Cabell Hodge, policy, regulatory and outreach associate at the Colorado Energy Office; Scott Prestige, energy industry manager at Metro Denver EDC; and Heath Mackay, co-owner and commercial project manager for Namaste Solar, which worked with American Tube to install the panels.

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