Saint-Gobain and its construction products subsidiary CertainTeed have announced that the company has signed a lease to install solar projects at two of its manufacturing sites in Berlin and Wayne, New Jersey, to support the sustainability efforts of the state’s electrical grid.
The projects come just weeks after the company announced its new global growth and impact strategy, which involves advancing environmental sustainability efforts in the communities where the company does business.
In Berlin a 312 kWDC solar power project will be installed on the premises of CertainTeed’s Insulation distribution center. In Wayne, a 614-kWDC solar energy project will be installed on the roofs of the company’s buildings, where Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions manufactures plastic products.
“The new solar projects at our Berlin and Wayne locations will reduce our company’s energy costs at these locations, help the State of New Jersey pursue its ambitious clean energy goals, and support the broader transition to renewable, zero-carbon energy sources,” said Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed. “We are proud to do our part to support the transition of New Jersey’s power grid to a more sustainable future.”
Construction on both solar projects is expected to begin in the summer of next year and be completed by the end of 2022. The systems will be owned and operated by DSD Solar Energy.
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