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Bently Nevada Powered by Solar Energy

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Solar Panels at Minden, Nevada HQ

The Minden, Nevada USA headquarters is a massive site, powered by more than 50% renewable energy. Constructed back in 2001, the site includes 270,000 square feet (25,083.82m²) and requires tremendous power to operate and support the Bently Nevada business. The solar field on the west side of the building saves 1,100 metric tons of carbon emissions per year.

Solar is a growing source of renewable energy in Nevada and Bently Nevada was one of the early adopted for renewables in the region. For Baker Hughes, this manufacturing site is the second largest in the world for Digital Solutions and produces over 80% of the Bently Nevada technology. Just last year Generator emissions (CO, NOX) were reduced by 37%. Bently Nevada’s HQ site aligns with parent company Baker Hughes’ commitment to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions 50 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. Bently Nevada led the way in 2016 with a ~1 MW solar field installation generating 50 to 60% of the plant’s energy requirements. Bently Nevada has invested in building management system to further reduce emissions.

Front of Bently Nevada building in Minden, Nevada

Moreover, the 600+ employee site maintains award-winning safety, with an OSHA VPP certified star rating, executing 4x more shipments than the next largest manufacturing site in Digital Solutions.

To learn more about the Bently Nevada HQ in Minden, please contact Hannah Pence and Brent Tuohy.