Ultrachem Announces Major Solar Photovoltaic Project for Its Headquarters Facility
Ultrachem, an industry leader in specialty lubricant solutions, announced today that it plans to install a new solar photovoltaic system on the roof of Ultrachem’s Corporate Headquarters facility in New Castle, Delaware. Once complete, the system will generate enough electricity to serve the facility’s annual electricity needs.
“Ultrachem is committed to responsible, environmentally-sustainable business practices and we are excited to take the next step toward reducing our overall carbon footprint,” said Bob Whiting, President of Ultrachem.
The 185 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system will consist of more than 750 individual solar panels and will produce more than 200,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year – which equates to the reduction of more than 270,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually. The project is using Delaware-manufactured solar panels and will be installed by a Delaware-based installation team.
Ultrachem, one of the oldest specialty lubricants compounders and an ISO 2001-2008 certified company, chose to partner with EnterSolar, a leading developer of commercial solar PV systems, for the project which is set to begin construction in mid-2012. The project is participating in the Delaware SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Certificate) Pilot Program and will be interconne cted to the New Castle Municipal Services Commission’s utility system.