San Antonio Candymaker Goes Solar

Bob Winskowicz (left) and Jeff Bell (right)

by | Dec 14, 2017

Source: Alamo Candy Company


Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio, has gone solar.

Freedom Solar, a solar power design and installation company, completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised of 280 panels on the rooftop of Alamo Candy’s retail shop and an 86.4-kilowatt system comprised of 240 panels on the company’s office location.

The retail storefront’s solar array will offset 73% of Alamo Candy’s energy needs, and the office’s solar array will offset 100% of the building’s energy needs. Each system will pay for itself in roughly five years. Over the 25-year guaranteed lifetime of the systems, Alamo Candy Company will save a combined total of nearly $750,000. Combined, Alamo Candy’s solar arrays will produce 271,606 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.

Alamo Candy’s solar projects feature 327-watt high-efficiency SunPower solar panels, which have an expected useful life of more than 40 years.

“More and more business owners like Alamo Candy Company are looking at their energy needs with a long-term perspective. Solar reduces long-term operating costs and paves the way for businesses to be more profitable and environmentally friendly. Alamo Candy has joined a growing list of visionary companies that have the foresight to plan ahead for the future of their businesses, customers and employees, and our environment,” says Kyle Frazier, director of sales for Freedom Solar.

Felix and Juana Samame, co-founders, and current president and vice president of Alamo Candy Company, say: “As our veteran-owned family business continues to grow, we are excited to also be a part of the growing energy conservation effort in San Antonio. We strongly believe switching to solar energy, with the help of Freedom Solar, is just one more way we can better serve our customers, employees, and hometown.”


Vendors mentioned in this article:

  • Alamo Candy
  • Freedom Solar


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