HOM Furniture

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Project Inspiration

HOM Furniture is committed to sustainably practices through the responsible use of forest resources and is one of the largest award-winning recyclers in the Midwest. It is not just HOM products that reflect this dedication, but their facilities too – they have high-efficiency LED lights and 75F smart sensors in numerous show rooms, stores, and parking lots. In their next sustainable step, HOM Furniture reached out to Cedar Creek Energy to bring solar energy to three of their Minnesota locations: Rogers, Bloomington, and Oakdale.

Our Approach

Cedar Creek Energy began by assessing the available roof space of each location, along with performing a detailed analysis of the stores’ energy usage statements and history. Once consumption needs were calculated and a plan was designed using Cedar Creek Energy’s customized, consultative approach, we worked closely with HOM Furniture to secure their enrollment in the solar PV Demand Credit, a popular incentive for commercial solar customers that allows them to generate additional cost savings for the energy their system produces during peak hours.

Construction began with HOM Furniture’s Rogers location and was completed in April 2022, which now boasts a rooftop solar array of 1,368 Jinko solar modules with a system size of 547.2 kW DC and 400 kW AC.

The Final Result

HOM Furniture is proud to be powered by solar energy provided by Cedar Creek Energy!

Their Rogers location installation was completed in April 2022, with an annual production of over 670,000 kWh. This onsite generation will offset nearly 60% of the electricity required to power the facility and equates to over one million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions prevented from being produced by non-renewable sources. On average, the arrays will provide enough electricity over their 30–35-year life to provide the equivalent power for more than 1,800 single-family homes. HOM Furniture and Cedar Creek Energy are proud to be partners in sustainable energy!

HOM Rogers:
· 547.2 kW DC / 400.0 kW AC
· 1,368 Jinko JKM 400M-72L-V
· 670,700 kWh First Year Estimated Production

HOM Furniture Bloomington and Oakdale locations are in active construction and are expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Projections for Bloomington include 1,320 panels with a system size of 528 kW DC and 366.6 kW AC, and 1,047 panels at Oakdale with a system size of 418.8 kW DC and 300 kW AC.

HOM Bloomington:
· 528 kW DC / 366.6 kW AC
· 1,320 Jinko JKM 400M-72L-V
· 676,500 kWh First Year Estimated Production

HOM Oakdale:
· 418.8 kW DC / 300.0 kW AC
· 1,047 Jinko JKM 400M-72L-V
· 504,500 kWh First Year Estimated Production

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“Partnering with Cedar Creek Energy as our solar energy provider has helped us achieve our goals of becoming more energy efficient and sustainable”

— Executive Director of Merchandising

“Working with the team at Cedar Creek Energy has been a great experience. They’ve made everything so easy for us, answered all our questions, and really took care of everything from start to finish. They’re a great crew to work with.”

— Director of Real Estate