Going Green

Morse Measurements has undertaken several changes to make our facility run in a more environmentally neutral and cost effective way.

Here’s a couple of examples:

Solar Panels

In 2015, Morse Measurements installed solar panels on the roof top. A total of 102 panels were installed, which together can generate up to 30 kW of power.

Over the course of a year, it is expected that this system will generate about 90% of the electricity that is used at Morse Measurements. So your K&C test is powered by the sun!

But, you might be wondering, how does that work? After all, solar panels only generate electricity when the sun is shining. So no power generation at night, and not much on cloudy days. It works through the use of something called net metering. The standard electric meter was replaced with one that is net metering capable. All that means for us is that the meter can go both ways. So, when it is night time or whenever our power needs exceed the production from the panels, power is drawn off the grid. And, whenever the solar panels are producing power in excess of our needs, that power is sent back out onto the grid. We pay for the power we draw from the grid and get equal credit for the power being sent back onto the grid.

At least that’s how it works in theory. How does work in practice? Only time will tell, but here’s a look at how it is working right now:

LED Lighting

In 2018 Morse measurements replaced all its interior fluorescent lights and exterior mercury lights with LED lighting. These lights are designed to last longer, use less electricity, and emit more light. This was done as part of our commitment to a reduced carbon footprint and continual improvement in our facility and processes.

Morse Measurements has undertaken several changes to make our facility run in a more environmentally neutral and cost effective way.

Here’s a couple of examples:

Solar Panels

In 2015, Morse Measurements installed solar panels on the roof top. A total of 102 panels were installed, which together can generate up to 30 kW of power.

Over the course of a year, it is expected that this system will generate about 90% of the electricity that is used at Morse Measurements. So your K&C test is powered by the sun!

But, you might be wondering, how does that work? After all, solar panels only generate electricity when the sun is shining. So no power generation at night, and not much on cloudy days. It works through the use of something called net metering. The standard electric meter was replaced with one that is net metering capable. All that means for us is that the meter can go both ways. So, when it is night time or whenever our power needs exceed the production from the panels, power is drawn off the grid. And, whenever the solar panels are producing power in excess of our needs, that power is sent back out onto the grid. We pay for the power we draw from the grid and get equal credit for the power being sent back onto the grid.

At least that’s how it works in theory. How does work in practice? Only time will tell, but here’s a look at how it is working right now:

LED Lighting

In 2018 Morse measurements replaced all its interior fluorescent lights and exterior mercury lights with LED lighting. These lights are designed to last longer, use less electricity, and emit more light. This was done as part of our commitment to a reduced carbon footprint and continual improvement in our facility and processes.

Call Now: 704.638.6515

Call Now:
704.638.6515

      

1163 Speedway Blvd.,
Salisbury, NC 28146

Phone: 704.638.6515
Fax: 704.638.6516
Info@MorseMeasurements.com

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1163 Speedway Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28146

Phone: 704.638.6515
Fax: 704.638.6516
Info@MorseMeasurements.com