Our Connecticut operations first installed a 39 kW Solar Electric PV Power System (128 panels) on the roof of our 41 Cedar Street plant in 2008. We were early adopters of green and clean energy. That system has produced more than 307,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) or 307 megawatt hours (MWh) over its lifetime. This power has significantly reduced our Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, and Sulfur Dioxide output and is a direct offset of more than 420 metric tons of Carbon, or the equivalent of maintaining 90 acres of pine forest.
In 2015, we added a second 37 kW system (149 panels) on the roof of our 36 Cedar Street plant. That system has been producing clean power for nine months and we are already seeing the positive impact.
Our 2015 stats:
41 Cedar Street
43,236 kWh produced
37% of the power consumed at that plant site is generated by solar
36 Cedar Street
36,675 kWh produced (nine months)
7% of the power consumed at that plant site is generated by solar
Look for more production in the future. For more about our environmental commitment, check out the Community & Environment section of our website.