Solar-powered label printing: making labels with sunshine

Amherst Label solar panels environmentally responsible printing

At the time Amherst Label was founded, America was reeling from the 1970’s “Energy Crisis,” a dire situation which caused gas and electricity shortages and fueled interest in renewable solar energy, an industry in its infancy. 

Fast forward 38 years and Amherst Label went the solar route. A solar array of 310 panels was installed on the roof of the Milford, NH, manufacturing plant, a facility ideally situated with southern exposure, a flat roof and few encroaching shade trees. 

Solar investment is one component of a commitment Amherst Label has made to green printing practices. We are always on the lookout for ways to eliminate waste and improve efficiencies, including:

• Paperless data storage
• Recycling of paper, cans, bottles
• Carefully managing waste including set-up stock
• Replacing fluorescent lights with LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting which has a longer lifespan and no mercury.

Amherst Label sola panels