Santa Monica, CA (August 22, 2006)–Around the Pro Sound News office, we generate energy with a little technological marvel called “the coffee machine.” Apogee Electronics, however, is a bit more sophisticated: The company recently installed a premier solar panel system using 96 energy-generating panels at its Santa Monica headquarters. The plates generate up to 15,000 kilowatts at peak. Any surplus power generated on weekends and holidays is fed back to the greater Los Angeles power grid.
CEO and Co-Founder Betty Bennett’s intentions are to “implement all feasible methods to reduce any negative impact on the environment.” The company strives to make its corporate functionality consistent with its ethics. Bennett explained, “Apogee’s commitment to the environment is a priority. We are doing our best to create a workplace that is conducive to creativity, productivity and environmental awareness.”