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Southern Energy Management Builds Large Solar Array For IDEAL Fastener
The world's second-largest zipper manufacturer is going solar with nearly 200 kW on the roof of their North Carolina factory.
"This is a great way for IDEAL Fastener to offset utility bills by selling power back to the utility; but at the same time, they are making a statement in supporting sustainability,"
Crews from SEM started building the system in October and completed work by mid-December. The installation will generate an estimated 261,280-kilowatt hours of electricity per year, enough to power more than 20 average homes. With help from federal and state incentives, the project has just a four-year payback at current energy rates.
"Southern Energy Management made the entire process easy, especially since this was our first solar installation,"
This is not the first time the company has made a conscious effort to promote sustainability;
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Southern Energy Management is a North Carolina-based sustainable energy company offering energy efficiency, green building and turn-key solar services for homeowners, builders, companies, government and military clients across the United States. A certified B Corp, SEM's mission is to have a measurable impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, and to build a sustainable triple-bottom-