Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with Castillo Engineering and RPG Energy Group unveiled a 4.3-MW solar farm in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Covering nearly 15 acres, the solar field produces enough clean energy to power Stanley Black & Decker’s 280,000 sq. ft on-site production facility while also providing excess energy back to the state.
“As part of Stanley Black & Decker’s global environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives, this project represents an impactful milestone as the organization progresses toward its mission of carbon neutrality by 2030,” said Rob Kirts, director of global energy and utilities at Stanley Black & Decker. “With the help of Castillo Engineering and RPG Energy, we are working to deliver on our sustainability goals and made our purpose – For ‘Those Who Make The World’ – a reality.”
Mayor James R. Knight Jr. attended the ribbon cutting event to recognize the plant and presented an ECOsmart Award to the facility, an industry-standard accreditation awarded to venues that demonstrate an environmentally conscious approach and adoption of eco-friendly measures.
Stanley Black & Decker’s ESG strategy includes a set of 2030 commitments aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals that tie to producing products in a more sustainable manner.
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