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SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 15, 2017) -- Nikola Energy Company recently completed the installation of a 2,900 panel solar energy system for Dunford Bakers, a premier Utah baking company, on the roof of Dunford’s West Jordan, Utah production facility. This project marks the completion of one of Utah’s largest single rooftop solar installations to date.

Dunford Bakers set out to reduce its electrical consumption and do its part to protect the environment and turned to Nikola Motor Company’s sister company, Nikola Energy, to make it happen. The nearly 1 MW solar project, which received a solar incentive award from Rocky Mountain Power, has created more than 668 MWh since its installation and has offset approximately 400 tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of roughly 45,000 gallons of gasoline.

“Thanks to Rocky Mountain Power and Nikola Energy, Dunford’s solar system is now generating much of our electricity needs, and often during the daytime is actually producing more than our needs and delivering the excess power to the Rocky Mountain Power system,” said Dunford Bakers CFO, Dale Hatch.

Nikola Energy chose high efficiency LG solar panels and industry leading Solectria inverters for the project. “It is by far one of the cleanest solar installations you will see anywhere. Each conduit pipe was CNC bent to perfection and we used new 3-D modeling technology to lay the panels, route the wires and protect the roof. We are very happy with the finished product and are excited about the clean energy savings for Dunford. It was our pleasure to assist Dunford in working towards its zero emission goals,” added Nikola CEO Trevor Milton.

Nikola Energy specializes in large scale solar and off grid battery, solar and hydrogen systems. Designed to help companies achieve zero emissions, Nikola Energy is a sister company of Nikola Motor Company which engineers and manufactures some of the most advanced hydrogen electric vehicles semi-trucks in the world. In December 2016, Nikola Motor announced the release of the world’s first zero emissions class 8 semi-truck and logged more than four billion dollars in pre-order reservations.

Founded in 1931, Dunford Bakers prides itself on quality donuts, breads, buns and pastries delivered throughout Utah and in surrounding states. It received a superior rating for food safety and cleanliness from the American Institute of Baking and an award of excellence for outstanding performance and excellence in creating a safe workplace environment from the Utah Manufacturers Association. For more information, visit www.dunfordbakers.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Colleen Robar, crobar@robarpr.com, 313-207-5960.


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