On August 2, 2018, Sekisui S-Lec America celebrated the installation completion of an 814-kilowatt solar array at its state-of-the-art interlayer
film manufacturing facility in Winchester, KY.
The roof and ground mounted solar farm comprised of 2,035
400-watt ultra-high efficiency panels will produce enough energy each year to
power the equivalent of 84 average homes. Thanks to this system 1.6 million
lb. of CO2 will not be released into the atmosphere annually. That is the
equivalent of taking 210 midsize cars off the roads or planting nearly 4,000
trees each year.
Charles Snavely, Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and
Environment Cabinet, was on hand for the August 2nd opening ceremony at which
he praised the company's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
"It's a moral obligation to protect the environment of
our state. At the same time, we are trying to grow the economy of
Kentucky," said Snavely. "I think that you are a great example of the
type of corporate citizen that we want to have in Kentucky."
The installation of this new solar energy system puts
Sekisui into the top five private producers of solar energy in the state.