MinnesotaCRE Vomela Companies unveils largest solar array in St. Paul August 7, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email The Vomela Companies, which provides specialty graphic design and printing services, earlier this week dedicated its new 300,000-square-foot headquarters on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. In doing so, the company will also unveiled thelargest solar array in St. Paul. Joining Vomela leaders to mark the occasion were St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, St. Paul Port Authority President Lee Krueger, Carlson School of Management Dean Sri Zaheer, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Sanneh Foundation founder Tony Sanneh. “Vomela, which started in St. Paul more than 70 years ago, is committed to the community,” said The Vomela Companies president and chief executive officer Mark Auth. “This facility greatly improves our workflow and efficiency and provides more opportunities for our 300 local employees.” The company will also unveil the largest rooftop solar array in St. Paul. The project is 1.3 megawatts DC, 960 AC and consists of roughly 3,400 panels. The system could power 200 average Minnesota homes and will provide roughly a third of total usage for Vomela’s facility. Each year the solar array will offset roughly 2,400,000 pounds of CO2, the equivalent of planting 48,000 trees. Impact Power Solutions, which installed the array, will plant 1,350 trees in honor of Vomela’s solar commitment. The general contractor, RJ Ryan Construction won the 2019 NAIOP award for project of the year in the Industrial Build to Suit category for The Vomela Companies new headquarters.