The 2,397 roof-mounted solar panels are thought to provide approximately 57% of the energy consumed at the Rock Hill facility and will make best use of the greater than 3,000 hours of sunlight in South Carolina every year.Â
â€śThanks to this solar initiative, our carbon footprint will be more than halved which shows our commitment to the sustainable values that are so important to Atlas Copco,â€ť said Frederic Genestout, General Manager of the Manufacturing Facility at Atlas Copco Power Technique.
The total project investment for the project was more than $2m, 50% of which was funded through grants provided by the Federal Government and the State of South Carolina for green energy initiatives.
Home to more than 400 employees, the 200,000 square-foot facility stands as the US headquarters for the Power Technique business area and BeaconMedaes medical gases division.
The announcement comes at a time where fears of a CO2 shortage in the US are beginning to ease, despite worries caused by the coronavirus pandemic.