Solvay opens new solar farm in US

Solvay opens new solar farm in US

5:03 AM, 8th May 2018
Solvay opens new solar farm in US
South Carolina's largest solar farm.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay SA has opened a Solvay Solar Energy-Jasper County – South Carolina’s largest solar farm. This helps meet the increasing demands from customers to source products manufactured with renewable energy.

Last year Solvay agreed to buy all the renewable energy certificates (RECs) produced by the 71.4-megawatt farm for 15 years, with more than 250,000 solar panels covering an area as large as 500 soccer fields. Owned by Dominion Resources Inc, the farm was commissioned in December 2017.

Solvay’s speciality polymers global business unit has pledged to use 100 percent renewable power for all Apple production, currently across 10 manufacturing facilities in six countries. Solvay supplies materials used in Apple devices, such as the iPhone’s antenna band.

“This agreement is part of Solvay's plans to expand its renewable energy sources to reduce our own greenhouse gas intensity as well as those of our customers, including Apple, which uses renewable power for its own operations,” said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay.

“We’re thrilled to work alongside our suppliers like Solvay to transition to cleaner energy sources. Renewable energy investments are good for the environment and good for business. This is why Apple is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy and 23 of our suppliers, including Solvay, have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives.

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