NEWS RELEASE Sandusky Law Firm, Murray & Murray, Installs Largest Solar Array in Region, Leading the Way in Powering Legal Services with Sustainable Energy

October 25, 2013

(SANDUSKY, Ohio) - The law firm on the Sandusky Bay, Murray & Murray Co., LPA, has decided to go solar.  The firm recently installed a solar power system on the roof of its Sandusky office building, expected to cover about 30 percent of the building’s power needs.  “It is the largest solar array in Erie County,” said attorney Dennis Murray Jr., who suggested that his law partners install the 123.5-kilowatt system after success with a smaller system at his home.


The system includes 494 solar panels and generates 250 watts. All of the components have ARRA ratings and are almost entirely made in America.  The system will cover about 30 percent of the power needs for the building.  This figure might have been 15 percent a few years ago, but the law firm has relentlessly cut its power consumption.  The attorneys’ areas and the common spaces largely use low-power LED lights, along with equipment changes to lower power demand.  The solar array will cover about 15,000 square feet of the building’s roof.  The solar power system was installed by Edison Solar and Wind of Milan, using panels made by the Sharp Electronics plant in Memphis, Tennessee.  It is estimated that the system’s output will allow the firm to break even in a little over five years, representing a 16 percent return on their investment.


The panel installation is part of the firm’s ongoing efforts to implement and promote sustainable energy consumption.  In recognition of these efforts, Murray & Murray was recently designated as Green Certified by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Green Initiative Committee, which promotes efficient energy use and other environmentally responsible programs for adoption by law offices in an effort to lessen the cumulative negative effects on the environment.  Eligibility for Green certification requires adoption of sustainable practices, such as a decrease in energy and resource consumption, recycling of used paper, and inter-office use of double-sided printing.    


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Founded in 1931, Murray & Murray is operated by the Murray family.  The firm has fourteen attorneys including nine Murray partners.  Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Murray & Murray provides legal representation for clients throughout Ohio and offers a free initial consultation.  Murray & Murray's focus areas are personal injury and consumer protection. 


Dennis E. Murray, Jr.,, 419-624-3000.       

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