Camden, New Jersy based Rondo-Pak announced that it has chosen Dynamic Energy LLC, a leading independent renewable energy company, to deliver solar power to its Camden, New Jersey operations.
Rondo-Pak, which produces folding cartons and printed components for the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer industries, will invest over $4 million in the major solar project. Once installed, the project will provide 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year – equal to over 1.7 million pounds of coal burned annually.
The rooftop solar array and carports will cover the entire facility and over 90 percent of the parking lots. Over 25 years, the system will generate approximately 52.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and is expected to provide at least 60 percent of the electricity needs at the facility. Dynamic Energy will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. Construction commenced in October, 2021.
“This solar energy project is exciting for Rondo-Pak as it represents a major milestone in our continuous pursuit to reduce our carbon footprint and make positive contributions to the environment,” said Tim Moreton, Chief Executive Officer of Rondo-Pak. “Working hand-in-hand with Dynamic Energy, we expect to maximize our electricity savings. Our driving force in this initiative is to do our part in creating a more sustainable future for our community.”
Rondo-Pak has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and has made many investments over the years demonstrating this commitment.
In 2015, the company purchased its current Camden facility and completed a major renovation which was designed following the New Jersey Green Building Standards and ASHRAE requirements. All recent equipment investments are made with sustainability being a primary factor in the equipment selection. Additionally, Rondo-Pak is a FSC Certified Supplier, uses vegetable-based inks and has aggressive recycling and water usage reduction programs in place.
“Dynamic Energy is grateful to partner with Rondo-Pak to reduce its carbon footprint and cut its operating expense with solar,” said Tim Carr, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Dynamic Energy. “Rondo-Pak’s efforts to transition its energy resources to renewables shows true dedication towards its goal of environmentally-conscious business operations in New Jersey.”