Clayton installs solar carport at home building facility - Smart Energy Decisions

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." 

Clayton has previously been recognized for its sustainability efforts, including its Sulphur Springs facility and all 40 off-site home building facilities around the nation earning International Organization for Standardization 14001 registration. This registration helps ensure that sustainable building guidelines are implemented to promote green practices that increase recycling, reduce energy use and decrease landfill waste.
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