Cheese, Dairy & Deli

Lioni Latticini Welcomes Solar as a Smart Energy Solution

May 30, 2011
   

Cheese company adds solar power to facility.


A nationally renowned manufacturer of fresh mozzarella products located in the Northeast has implemented the use of solar power at its facility in support of renewable energy.
Giuseppe and Salvatore Salzarulo of Lioni Latticini Inc., Union, N.J., always have been committed to preserving the environment both personally and professionally. Over the years, at their manufacturing facility, they have contributed by recycling various reusable industrial materials as well as taken measures to reduce electrical consumption by installing light controlling devices to conserve energy. This new initiative is furthering their mission to protect the environment by generating clean energy.

The Salzarulos recognized that they could make a significant difference in the way that their manufacturing facility was utilizing its energy during a chance meeting with Sharone Tal. Tal was speaking about solar power technology and the fact that in just one hour, enough solar energy hits the earth to meet the world’s energy needs for an entire year. Instantly, it was evident that both Lioni and Tal shared the same enthusiasm for renewable energy.
Giuseppe and Salvatore realized that their efforts could significantly reduce the environmental and financial costs of producing and using conventional electricity. Tal's company, Green Apple Energy, located in Long Branch, N.J., installed a 400.4-kilowatt solar system on the roof of the Lioni manufacturing facility. The Photovoltaic (PV) Effect of the system will produce approximately 474,000 kWh per year — That's enough clean energy to off-set the carbon dioxide emissions from over 1,000 barrels of oil and 50,000 gallons of gasoline, all while reducing the impact on the country’s power grid.
Since generating solar energy this past March, Lioni Latticini already has obtained more than 40 percent of its energy needs from renewable resources. This family’s art of cheese-making with fresh, premium ingredients has made a significant commitment toward becoming an integral part of the new "green economy."

Source: Lioni Latticini Inc.