benefits of solar installation for the local community

Benefits of Solar

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly's solar energy system provides approximately 90 percent of the electrical needs at our headquarters--an over 41,000-square-foot office building.

“The project not only makes sense to our bottom line as a business, but also allows us to demonstrate leadership in applying sustainability and renewable energy. As leaders in the infrastructure design world, this really makes sense,”  says Dan Meckes, CMT President and CEO.

This 393.68 kWp, solar-powered system was designed by WCP Solar Services of Naperville, IL. It generates roughly one-third of its power through solar panels installed on the building’s rooftop. It generates the rest from architecturally-enhanced, frameless, thin-film panels on a newly-constructed carport. This takes full advantage of the office’s parking lot space. 

According to WCP, this is the largest carport system of its kind in the state of Illinois. In addition to providing for CMT’s energy needs, the system also produces nearly 500 Renewable Solar Energy Credits each year. Further, WCP Solar employed local talent to complete and commission this system. These businesses include API Solar, O'Shea Builders, and B&B Electric.



units (kWh) of green electricity generated yearly
tons of CO2 reduced over 25 years

% of CMT Springfield power consumption saved yearly
amount of planted trees needed to reduce the same amount of CO2
Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) earned yearly
amount of homes' electrical use equal to annual CO2 emissions saved



Considering Solar for your Organization?

Solar energy continues to grow, not only because of its environmental benefits, but also because it is becoming more viable economically.

At CMT, we’ve made the transition to solar for our own energy production. And, because we’re in the business of helping our clients make sound infrastructure choices, we want to bring that same value and knowledge to any organization considering solar options.

Learn more about how we help our clients considering solar.

Event Details
On Thursday, September 28th, CMT hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the launch of our solar-powered system at the company headquarters. CMT was presented with a formal Proclamation signed by Governor Rauner, as well as a Senate Recognition Certificate signed by Senator Bill Brady and Senate President John Cullerton, to recognize this project. Thank you to all those who attended. Additional thanks to those CMT employees who made the event a success and those who made the project itself a reality.
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