IGS Solar has completed its rooftop solar array for the roof of Unilever’s newly renovated North America headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Unilever is working with IGS Solar as owner and operator of the project.
The solar array consists of approximately 1,200 panels and started producing electricity in April. The 400-kW array will create over 500,000 kWh of electricity per year. The array is the first installed for Unilever in the United States, and will be large enough to supply a portion of the electricity consumption for the building. According to EPA’s calculations, the electricity generated will reduce the equivalent amount of CO2 produced by burning more than 400,000 pounds of coal annually.
“It has been an honor to partner with Unilever to play a role in helping them reach their noble ‘Sustainable Living Plan’ goal of reducing their environmental impact by 50% before 2030,” said Nathan Jovanelly, regional manager of IGS Solar.
Through an agreement between Unilever and IGS, Unilever has zero capital or ongoing maintenance expenses, but still gets to enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy produced by the sun.
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