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Aug. 25, 2016 10:31 am

WebLinc went green with 12,000 volts of solar power

The 38 panels atop 100 Market St. now cover 75 percent of the office's energy needs.
WebLinc’s solar roof.

WebLinc's solar roof.

(Courtesy photo)

Old City ecommerce shop WebLinc plunked down $40,000 on some new gear for its 100 Market St. location.

No, they didn’t get a dozen vintage pinball machines or gold-dipped handles on all the doors. Rather, they installed 38 solar panels on the roof, which covers 75 percent of the office’s energy needs.

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In four days, the installation was up and running. Thanks to a 30 percent tax rebate on the technology, the investment will pay for itself in five and a half years, the company says.

“Solar is a personal interest of mine,” says cofounder Darren Hill. “For almost two years I had a small 100W panel powering everything on my desk.”

That small panel was taken down to make room for the larger, more sophisticated system that now lives atop the 133-year-old building, which houses 35 members of the company’s 160-person staff.

Hill says that, while he hopes other startups are incorporating these kinds of green strategies into their operations, he understands they’re not all in a place to make these kinds of investments. “I think everybody’s doing what they can,” Hill said. “It’s not something we could have afforded to do when we were a two-year-old company.”

Besides the installation of the panels, the company has also eliminated those pesky K-cups to reduce waste, switched to LED lighting and installed energy efficient windows. The solar project even got a “badass” write-up on Philly.com.

Companies: WebLinc
People: Darren Hill
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