Project Description: High Precision Metal Fabrication and Manufacturing
Location: Cerritos, California
Solar Power: Est. 196 kW Solar Rooftop
Inverter: SMA America
Construction Time: 14 days
Founded in September 1992, Omni-Lite has quickly grown to become one of the world’s leading developers of precision components utilizing advanced composite materials and computer-controlled cold forging techniques. Omni-Lite’s early success came from the sports and recreation industry where it’s ultra-light-weight ceramic composite track spikes quickly became the industry standard used by most of the world’s elite athletes. The company has since broadened its product offerings to include products for the automotive, commercial, aerospace, and military markets. Omni-Lite develops and manufactures precision components utilized by several Fortune 500 Companies including Boeing, Airbus, Alcoa, Ford, Caterpillar, Borg Warner, Chrysler, the U.S. Military, Nike and Adidas.
Commercial business benefits the most from solar savings – especially metal manufacturing. Cold forging involves the use of highly sophisticated computer-controlled machines that forge metal parts from round wire feedstock using exceptionally high pressure. The results are a very precise end-product (tolerances of 0.0005 inches), virtually no raw material wasted, and high-volume production capability. Up to 300 parts can be produced in one minute!
Solar power offers savings for businesses that include not only a lower monthly utility bills by thousands, but also protection from future utility rate hikes, and a 30% federal tax credit for going solar. Additionally, the use of MACRS (The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System) tax depreciation can deliver another 30% of tax benefits – greatly reducing the overall system cost.