GHG Emissions, Industrial, Solar - October 1, 2018
Impact Plastics completes solar project
Impact Plastics, a custom sheet extrusion company based in Connecticut, recently completed a 375-kilowatt rooftop solar system to power its main facility.
The solar project is estimated to generate 451,876 kWh of electricity in the first year through its 1,172 individual solar panels, which will be used to power the company's facility. The project was funded through Connecticut's Zero Emission Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC) incentive program, which provided a long-term award to produce solar-generated electricity on-site.
Impact Plastics estimates that the solar energy system will produce enough energy to offset 371 tons of carbon dioxide in the first year. The project was designed and built by Dynamic Energy Solutions, a full-service solar energy provider based in Wayne, Penn.
"Reducing our carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuel continues to be our highest priority," David Kingeter, president of Impact Plastics, said in a statement. "Sustainable initiatives such as the integration of solar energy to support our Putnam facility further enhances our position that Impact Plastics Putnam is likely the most sustainable custom sheet facility in North America."