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Matouk's new system will reduce carbon emissions
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Apr '10
John Matouk & Co will officially “flip the switch” on an 84 kw solar-powered energy system—the largest in Southeastern Massachusetts—during a special ceremony at the Matouk factory in the Fall River Industrial Park. U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and Fall River Mayor William Flanagan will be in attendance.

President and CEO George Matouk Jr. saw the decision to turn to solar power as a compelling investment for his business both economically and socially, explaining, “Based on the support of Commonwealth Solar and the Federal Government, we were able to make a powerful statement about the company's commitment to the future of our business, to a more sustainable energy standard and, of course, to a cleaner environment.”

The 81-year old company has invested deeply in its vibrant Fall River production facility, the community of Fall River, its skilled local workforce, and now—through its solar energy installation on the roof—its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and make a tangible commitment to social responsibility.

Matouk's new system will reduce carbon emissions by 176,022 lbs of CO2 annually. This is equivalent to the emissions from an average passenger car driving 336,373 miles every year for thirty years, and the CO2 that would be removed by planting 70 acres of trees. This system will also reduce Nitrogen oxide emissions by 15,300 lbs over the life of the system—nitrogen oxides are a major contributor to smog and air induced respiratory problems.

Already generating power since January, the system can be monitored through a special reporting site set up by Borrego Solar Systems, the Lowell, Massachusetts-based company that designed and installed it.

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