Con Edison constructs 2,400-panel rooftop array for clothing distributor
Perry Ellis International (PEI) has a new 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation atop one of the company’s largest distribution centers, which is located in Seneca, South Carolina. Constructed on an 83,000 sq.-ft. roof of the 350,000 sq.-ft. facility, the installation marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and its ongoing sustainability mission.
“As a global fashion company with offices and production facilities around the world, we are placing an ever-growing focus on sustainable facets of our operation. While the industry as a whole has made some great strides, it is important to keep the momentum going to bring about positive change. This is our first major solar power installation and serves as a launch pad for additional initiatives in renewable energy and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility programs,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of PEI.
The site is expected to generate approximately 1.15 GWh of energy annually, offsetting a significant portion of the distribution center’s energy needs with clean, renewable solar power. Launched as a pilot program, this new solar installation will help direct future alternative energy initiatives for PEI.
“South Carolina has embraced the environmental and cost-saving benefits of solar power,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses,. “Together with Perry Ellis International, we worked to transform 83,000 square-feet of previously-unused rooftop space into a renewable energy power plant that will save the company in energy costs while reducing its environmental footprint.”
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