New solar installations at Contec manufacturing headquarters to offset 53% of energy usage

Contec recently partnered with Pisgah Energy and Southern Current to design, develop and install a rooftop and ground-mounted solar project at its headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The two systems, totaling 625.5 kWDC, serve as on-site electrical generation for Contec, expanding the company’s efforts to manufacture goods with renewable energy.

Contec headquarters now boasts a total of 1,668 solar panels that will supply power to the facility. This net-metered system is estimated to produce 944,600 kWh and offset Contec’s electricity usage by 53%.

“We are thrilled to complete this installation. We take our responsibility to our community and our planet seriously, and this is a key part of our broader, ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts,” said Contec CEO Jack McBride.

“We’ve already begun tracking and sharing the results of these efforts with our associates and customers; framing the data in a way that is easy to understand by using analogies to personal energy use,” said Contec President Avi Lawrence.

Pisgah Energy was the lead developer and worked in collaboration with Charleston, South Carolina-based Southern Current to provide construction services for the project.

“Working with a customer like Contec is great because they see both the business case for solar and how critically important renewable energy is for a more sustainable future. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without companies like Contec stepping up and leading the way,” said Evan Becka, president and senior developer at Pisgah Energy,

Southern Current installed the project using REC 370 solar modules.

“Any time two different projects are being installed simultaneously on the same property, there are additional challenges, risks and barriers that must be considered to provide the customer the best experience and product,” said Southern Current project manager Scott Wolfrey.

Pisgah Energy and Southern Current were thrilled to help further Contec’s commitment to using renewable energy through the installation of this solar project.

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