PCX Corporation LLC, manufacturer of offsite fabricated and modular electrical power systems for the commercial construction and data center industry, recently commissioned a rooftop solar array at its 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Clayton, North Carolina.
PCX is proud to host one of the first large roof mounted solar arrays energized in the Johnston County area. It demonstrates our commitment to the environment and our participation in the Green Energy movement with all of our customers.” said Gary Pollock, VP and General Manager of PCX Corporation.
The solar farm is expected to generate approximately 650,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of power annually, which would be enough electricity to power approximately 46 average sized homes. The installation is comprised of 2,030 solar panels supplied by Yingli Green Energy and is assembled on approximately 54 thousand square feet of unused roof space on PCX Corporation’s manufacturing facility. The system will offset 670 tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to 78 passenger vehicles and keep 1,100 barrels of oil from being used each year. All of the power generated from the system will be sold back to the utility under a 20 year power purchase agreement.
“It has been a pleasure to work with PCX Corporation, MP2 Capital, and ESA Renewables to bring solar-powered manufacturing to Johnston County, North Carolina,” commented Robert Petrina, Managing Director of Yingli Americas. “As a global leader in its industry, PCX Corporation is setting an influential example as one of the first solar adopters both in its local community and globally.”
MP2 Capital, a leading investor in the renewable energy industry, provided the financing for the project. ESA Renewables, a turnkey solar solution provider, was responsible for overseeing construction and will be maintaining the system and providing operation and maintenance services (O&M).
“More and more companies are recognizing the need to move towards greener energy solutions to offset this country’s independence on foreign oil,” said Jeffrey Burkett, President of ESA Renewables.