"Solar Array" - Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Location: Elizabethtown College - Hoover Business Building, Room 110, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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IFMA Central PA November 9th 2016 Program – “SOLAR ARRAY”



Elizabethtown College

Hoover Business Building – Room 110 

Elizabethtown PA 



Available at Hoover Business Building parking lot and Leffler Chapel Parking Lots.   Campus map available on Elizabethtown College website.


Program:    11:00 am – 2:30pm

Arrivals, Registration, Networking:   11am – 11:30am

Lunch, Networking 11:30am – 2:30pm

Program:    12 pm – 1:30pm

Optional Tour:   1:30pm – 2:30pm

For those participating in optional tour:

-no high heels

-dress appropriately for the weather (tour is outside)

-bring umbrella (if needed)


IFMA "After Hours" Happy Hour: 3:00pm - ????  - Funk Brewery Tasting Room,  28 S Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022


Presenters:   Mark Zimmerman, Director of Facilities Management & Construction Elizabethtown College

Robert Kramer, Advanced Solar Industries

Ryan Irwin, Community Energy

Richard Basom, Executive Director Sponsored Research and Programs, Elizabethtown College

Michael Scanlin, Professor Geoscience, Engineering, and Physics, Elizabethtown College


Lancaster County is now officially home to Pennsylvania’s largest solar power project hosted by a college, university or school.   The 2.6 megawatt array at Elizabethtown College was dedicated at a ceremony on Earth Day 2016.    The project will produce more than 20 percent of E-town’s annual electricity needs and more than 3,000,000 kWh per year – enough to supply more than 20 percent of the college’s annual energy consumption.   This is enough electricity to power more than 300 homes.

The $6 million project was financed through a power purchase agreement, under which Elizabethtown has agreed to buy its output over 20 years.   The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority chipped in with a $500,000 grant.

The array is owned and operated by Community Energy, based in Radnor. It was built by national firm Namaste Solar in collaboration with New Holland firm Advanced Solar Industries.

Please join our host, Mark Zimmerman, for optional tour of solar array at conclusion of program.


Please register by November 3rd.



11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Networking & Program
1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Optional Tour

Any questions or special requests contact:

President, Lauren Leipziger, at 215-801-8472 (Cell), or email lleipzig@paturnpike.com

Secretary, Kristan Trusky, at 484-666-1188 (Cell), or email ktrusky@aafintl.com

Please note that all attendees must RSVP to complete the necessary lunch and room arrangements. Please help us make the presentation materials, seats, and food preparations adequate by giving us advance notice of your intention to attend. Failing to RSVP could restrict our lunch availability to those who did not RSVP in a timely manner.

Thank you! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


The Central PA Chapter of IFMA's mission is to provide value to its membership. As we seek to provide benefits to our membership, we rely on sponsorship from our members' companies.

Throughout the years many of you have contributed quite generously to support the chapter's efforts. These efforts have been greatly appreciated and allowed the Chapter to grow and strenghten the benefits offered to members.