Husqvarna Group Builds First Solar Power Generating Facility at Plant in Nashville

Husqvarna solar power generating facility
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Husqvarna Group is building its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately 25,000 tons over the expected 25 year life of the facility.

 The new solar power generating facility has capacity of 1.3 megawatts (1.3 million watts) of solar power, allowing Husqvarna Group to increase its share of electricity from renewable sources of energy, and thereby reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions that incur from electricity generated by coal.

“At Husqvarna Group we are serious about contributing to a low-carbon future and a more sustainable society. Sustainovate is our approach to integrating sustainability into our business. Earlier this year we committed to reduce ourCO2 emissions by a third by 2035 compared to 2015. This onsite solar power installation will generate about 25 percent of the annual power required by the Nashville facility”, says Valentin Dahlhaus, SVP Group Operations of Husqvarna Group. “The Nashville initiative is an important example of how we’re putting Sustainovate into action.”

The construction will begin in the third quarter of 2017, and is projected to be operational by the end of the year. The solar generating system is scalable and has the potential to be expanded in the future.

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