July 2: An Italian manufacturer of tooling for canmaking and canning plants has cut its carbon footprint by generating its own electricity from the sun.
Imeta in Parma, one of the industry’s leaders in the manufacture of chuck and roll tooling for can seaming machines, is using solar energy to power its grinding machines and is even feeding electricity back into the national grid.
Sales manager Roberto Baroni decided to install 170 solar panels on the roof of his factory in February after learning about incentives that offered three times the normal price for selling energy to the utility.

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