Stanley Black & Decker unveils 4.3 MW privately funded solar challenge in Kentucky

Stanley Black & Decker has partnered with Castillo Engineering and RPG Energy Group to construct a 4.3 MW solar farm in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The challenge is the state’s largest privately funded on-site solar challenge that’s 100% renewable energy sourced.

Covering practically 15 acres, the solar area produces sufficient clear energy to power Stanley Black & Decker’s 280,000-sq-ft onsite manufacturing facility whereas additionally offering extra energy again to the state. The challenge is estimated to ship an estimated annual energy financial savings of $400,000.  

Known for such iconic manufacturers as Dewalt, Black+Decker, Craftsman, Stanley, Cub Cadet, Hustler and Troy-Bilt, Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide chief in instruments and outside working manufacturing amenities worldwide.

“As part of Stanley Black & Decker’s global environmental, social and corporate governance initiatives, this project represents an impactful milestone as the organization progresses toward its mission of carbon neutrality by 2030,” stated Rob Kirts, director of world energy and utilities at Stanley Black & Decker. “With the help of Castillo Engineering and RPG Energy, we are working to deliver on our sustainability goals and made our purpose, ‘For Those Who Make The World,’ a reality.”

Hopkinsville Mayor James R. Knight Jr. attended the ribbon reducing occasion to acknowledge the plant and its companions’ dedication to create a extra sustainable future. Knight helped current an ECOsmart Award to the ability, an industry-standard accreditation awarded to venues that show an environmentally aware strategy and adoption of eco-friendly measures.

Stanley Black & Decker’s ESG technique features a set of 2030 commitments aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that intrinsically ties to its function and spans throughout three pillars: folks, product and planet. In alignment with the SDGs, its merchandise are aimed toward being a drive for good on the earth — bettering the setting, constructing and sustaining important infrastructure and making cities extra sustainable, particularly when produced with accountable consumption in thoughts.

Castillo Engineering is a design and engineering agency that delivers experience in full service solar and energy storage design, engineering and consulting providers to builders, EPC contractors and utility corporations.

RPG Energy Group is a renewable energy firm that gives a full turn-key answer from schematic design and engineering via closing development and system monitoring inside the renewable energy markets.

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