Washington Homeopathic Products
|Business Name:||Washington Homeopathic Products|
|Address:||260 JR Hawvermale Way, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411|
|Installer:||Mountain View Solar|
|Date of Install:||December 2014|
Who we are
Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP) sits apart from its competitors in the range of homeopathic products offered, the quality of customer service provided and its long history as the oldest full-line homeopathic manufacturer in the United States. Founded in 1873 in Washington, DC, Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP) is now located in Berkeley Springs, WV. WHP converted to solar power in 2014, becoming the first homeopathic manufacturing company in the world to be solar-powered!
Why we went solar
In 2013 our owners, Joe & Linda Lillard began exploring the possibility of “going solar!” They were interested in solar power because of their strong belief in renewable energy sources for the future of our planet. They also liked that conversion to solar would make us more energy efficient. After doing their research, they decided to partner with Mountain View Solar, a local solar company, to complete the project. We were also pleased to receive a tax credit and a grant that was available through the USDA (through the Rural Energy for America [REAP] Program) and a solar loan through the Natural Capital Investment Fund.
Benefits of going solar
We now have 180 Solar Modules installed on the roof of our facility generating approximately 59,051 kWh annually! According to 2016 kWh data, we are now 80% solar-powered! We are thrilled to be the first homeopathic manufacturing company in the world to be solar-powered and we hope to inspire others to do the same. We strongly believe in the need for renewable energy sources for the future of our planet and by converting to solar power we know we are doing our part! Our owner, Linda Lillard, also drives an electric car! She is able to charge her Chevrolet Volt at our solar charging station connected to our facility while she is at work. A 4-hour charge allows her to drive 30-40 miles without gas. If you come by the facility for a tour, feel free to charge your electric vehicle as well!