Crown Holdings, Inc.’s Spartanburg, South Carolina, aerosol plant is ready to offset one-third of its annual electrical usage by implementing a new solar panel array, covering approximately five acres.
The project marks Crown’s first use of solar power energy worldwide and contributes to one of the Company’s 2020 sustainability goals of reducing its energy consumption by implementing renewable and alternative energy projects at the local level.
“Crown’s mission is to continue identifying unique sustainability projects that align with our commitment to manage and conserve resources and bring innovations to market that support the sustainability efforts of our customers and consumers,” said John Rost, director of sustainability and regulatory affairs, Crown Holdings, Inc.
Keystone Power Holdings and its affiliate KPH Construction Services worked closely with Hannah Solar to construct the ground-mounted solar array system – measuring in at 924.6 kilowatts with 2,680 photovoltaic modules. The system was installed and became operational in October 2017. It is expected to produce for the plant 1,310 megawatt hours per year.
While solar has been a hot trend as of late, recent news reports state that the commercial solar market experienced a 34% decrease in the first quarter of 2018. Even so, the market has grown 22% year over year.
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