Glass contractors open solar powered business in San Bernardino

Giroux Glass, a glazing contractor that built a glass bridge over the Grand Canyon, has opened a new fabrication facility.

Division manager Rick Lawler said Giroux’s facility, which is in southeastern San Bernardino near the Santa Ana River bed, is the city’s first business to be boast its own solar panels.

Lawler said the rooftop panels can generate about 20 percent of the facility’s power when things are running at full tilt.1

"It doesn’t generate all the power, but it will pay for itself over time," he said.

Giroux Glass isn’t the only place in San Bernardino where solar panels are used to generate power. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ local chapter uses solar panels not only for the juice, but to train future electricians are how to install the technology.

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600450 Glass contractors open solar powered business in San Bernardino
Date: 9 June 2009

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