Melink Partners with Rexnord to Utilize Extra Space for Solar Facility

Author: Allison Sternad –


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – May 29, 2014 – Melink Corporation recently developed and installed a solar energy system on property owned by Rexnord Industries that is estimated to produce more than 4 million kWh annually. The 3,102 kilowatt solar array, composed of 12,040 collection modules on approximately 13 acres of land, was installed adjacent to the Rexnord manufacturing facility on Rockville Road. Power began flowing on April 9, 2014. 

The system supports Rexnord initiatives to be a good environmental steward. The solar facility will be connected to Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) distribution system, making it part of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) program for an investor-owned utility in the Midwest. The energy produced equates to providing electricity to power 360 homes and removing over 2,722 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

Cincinnati-based Melink was the developer of the project and performed the engineering, procurement, and construction services. Melink’s financing partners include U.S. Bancorp and Union Bank & Trust.

“Melink is very excited and proud to be the project developer of this large solar PV array, and to be partnering with Rexnord and Indianapolis Power & Light Company to expand solar generation in the Midwest,” said Steve Melink, President of Melink Corporation.

About Melink Corporation

Melink provides energy savings for their customers through HVAC commissioning services, demand ventilation controls for commercial kitchens, and solar power projects.  In effort to mainstream the value of environmental sustainability, Melink operates in a LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy office building, making it the greenest building in Ohio.  Please visit

Aerial view of field with solar panels

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Authored By: Allison Sternad

Allison Sternad is the Director of Marketing & Sustainability at Melink Corporation. She leads marketing creation, strategy, and execution for Melink’s five business units; Intelli-Hood® Kitchen Hood Controls, HVAC Test and Balance, Solar PV, Geothermal, and PositiV® Building Pressure Monitor. In addition, she also leads the sustainability efforts both internally and for Melink’s community outreach program. She can be reached at [email protected]

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