Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Solar - December 20, 2019
Clayton installs solar carport at home building facility
A Tennessee-based home builder expects to offset 30 to 40% of the on-demand electricity use at one of its home building facilities in Texas with renewable energy from a newly installed 200 kW solar carport system.
Clayton, a builder of site-built and off-site built homes, expects the installation at its Sulphur Springs home building facility to save over $24,000 per year in energy costs. The solar panel system will be installed above the parking lot by Solar One, providing shade for employee vehicles and ensure a safer ground location for long-term maintenance of the solar carport system.
"Our new solar carport system not only serves as a cost savings tool but also as a pivotal example of Clayton's commitment to sustainable building and innovation," Gavin Mabe, director of engineering and technology at Clayton, said in a statement. "Our team is very proud to further promote our national green building initiative by creating clean renewable energy that our facility will use to build hundreds of homes every year."