Oxford, NC (PRWEB) January 21, 2012
Southern Energy Management (SEM) is helping the world’s second biggest zipper manufacturer with sustainability efforts by installing its first solar array. Excellent Fastener Corporation hired SEM to design and develop a 198.24 kW solar photovoltaic technique on the roof of their factory in Oxford, North Carolina. The project contains 826 of LG’s 240-watt solar modules.
“This is a excellent way for Excellent Fastener to offset utility bills by selling power back to the utility but at the same time, they are producing a statement in supporting sustainability,” mentioned David Accurate, SEM Commercial Solar Services. “It always means a little more for us to perform with a company that really cares about the factors behind a solar project.”
Crews from SEM, based in Morrisville, North Carolina, began creating the method in October and completed perform by mid-December. The installation will create an estimated 261,280-kilowatt hours of electrical energy per year, sufficient to energy much more than 20 average homes. With support from federal and state incentives, the project has just a 4-year payback at present energy rates.
“Southern Power Management created the whole method easy, particularly given that this was our first solar installation,” mentioned Excellent Fastener Vice President Steven Gut. “This project was a ideal way to reduce our carbon footprint and make a wise organization selection. It really is a win-win for absolutely everyone involved.”
This is not the initial time the business has produced a conscious effort to promote sustainability in 2007 the firm began providing Ideal Earth, a line of zippers using 100% recycled polyester yarn. Gut says the strategy to harness solar energy was a thing they had examined for many years, and the organization is currently contemplating adding much more solar arrays to the very same website or some of its overseas plants.
About Southern Energy Management
Southern Power Management is a North Carolina-based sustainable power firm providing energy effectiveness, green building and turn-important solar services for homeowners, builders, businesses, government and military customers across the United States. A certified B Corp, SEM’s mission is to have a measurable impact on minimizing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate adjust, and to build a sustainable triple-bottom-line organization. SEM was founded in a living room in Raleigh in 2001, and now employs a team of far more than 100 sustainable power professionals. SEM is consistently recognized as an market leader both locally and nationally, and is amongst a modest handful of businesses in the U.S. to earn the National Power Star Partner of the Year award 5 occasions (in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011). SEM also received the City of Raleigh 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award and the 2010 Green Jobs Award from SJF Institute & Green For All. For a lot more details, go to http://www.southern-energy.com.
About Excellent Fastener
Established in 1936 in New York City, Ideal Fastener Corporation is the second biggest zipper manufacturer in the globe, with operations in over 20 nations globe-wide. Ideal provides zippers for any application including apparel, automotive, furniture, luggage, military, and specialty. Our client list contains virtually each identified apparel brand and retailer in the United States and Europe, the US Armed Forces, and quite a few Fortune 500 and international manufacturers across a range of industries.
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