The Surplus Exchange - Solar

July 24, 2013


The Surplus Exchange Solar Case Study


(Kansas City, MO)



About the Client


The Surplus Exchange is a nonprofit organization that diverts consumer electronics from the waste stream, ensuring that the material is properly recycled in accordance with the Basel Action Network, the world's only organization focused on confronting global environmental injustice of toxic trade.


Having completed a lighting retrofit with Worldwide Energy, the Surplus Exchange wanted to further their green mission and utilize renewable energy technology. Because Kansas City has one of the highest rates of sun hours, solar energy was the way to go.


A 25 kilowatt solar system was installed on the roof of the building, and will produce enough energy to power the organization's facility. The system consists of 100 solar panels that were installed by a 5-member crew. They system will generate 32,730 kilowatt hours (kWh) in its first year, and 818,250 kWh over 25 years.



  • Clean, renewable solar energy production
  • More than 50 percent of project cost paid with rebates
  • Reduces the amount of pounds of carbon dioxide emitted



Cost Savings:

  • About $50,000 in rebates an
  • Annual energy production of 32,730 kWh

What Our Clients are Saying

  • “Since the installation we cannot say enough great things about [the] company. Not only were installers professional and efficient, but there was no interference with our day to day production during installation. We immediately have noticed a savings in our energy bills.”
    -Justin Kelly, Tompkins Industries Inc.
    Learn More
  • “Worldwide Energy was very professional through the whole process. They handled everything from start to finish. I would highly recommend Worldwide Energy to anyone looking to improve their lighting and control utility costs. They take care of everything, it’s easy.”
    -Shawn Wakeman, Frank Ancona Honda
    Learn More
  • “Our project was completed in a timely manner with excellent results. All changes requested were completed and the crew was willing to do whatever it took to make us happy.”
    -Bill Keefer, Westlake Ace Hardware
    Learn More
  • “After considering several companies, we selected Worldwide Energy to do our lighting retrofit, primarily because their proposal was total turnkey and provided the most complete level of service.”
    -Mike Gonnerman, ROM Corporation
    Learn More
Ⓒ 2022 Worldwide Energy

Stay up to date with us

apartmentuserscrossmenucheckmark-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram