Bridgestone Americas tire plant currently powered by 2-MW ground-mounted solar project

Mar 2, 2021 07:08 PM ET
  • Bridgestone Americas revealed its very first ground-mounted solar array offering power directly to the manufacturing process. The brand-new solar array is located at the firm's Aiken County, South Carolina, Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant in Graniteville, South Carolina. The brand-new installment includes around 8 acres of solar panels that produce 2 MW of power.

Bridgestone's very first ground-mounted solar array straight powers the production process at the firm's Aiken County, South Carolina Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant.

" At Bridgestone, sustainability is core to our company and also incorporated right into every level of our operation. Our international sustainability framework consists of crucial goals in minimizing CO2 discharges by 50% by 2030, as we aim towards our long-lasting environmental target of ending up being carbon neutral by 2050," said Paolo Ferrari, head of state & CEO, Bridgestone Americas, as well as executive VP and executive officer, Bridgestone Corporation. "This solar array is another positive action in Bridgestone's trip to contribute to an extra lasting and also equitable society for all."

Constant with Bridgestone's commitment to secure the atmosphere, the Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant sends zero procedures waste to the garbage dump.

" Renewable resource has several benefits for the environment as well as Bridgestone, most especially the reduction in CO2 exhausts as well as lowered energy expenses," stated Jim DeMouy, VP of setting, wellness, safety and sustainability for Bridgestone Americas. "Bridgestone is grateful for the support of state and neighborhood leaders and also community partners who collaborated with us to make this solar array a reality."

The Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant was LEED licensed by the UNITED STATE Green Structure Council and is a Certified Habitat by the National Wildlife Habitat Council. On top of that, Bridgestone supplies a selection of programs via its onsite knowing center in Aiken County where it provides cost-free neighborhood outreach and training as part of Bridgestone Environmental Education Program which has actually obtained state and national acknowledgment.

The Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant has been honored by getting subscription to the South Carolina Environmental Quality Program in July 2018 which needed a considerable assessment of the many deliberate efforts by the plant to advertise environmental protection. Recently, the plant partnered with Clemson College, the South Carolina Division of Natural Resources, the South Carolina Division of Wellness and Environmental Control and also the UNITED STATE Department of Farming to use its solar array as a pilot for the advancement of a lasting ground covering utilizing native South Carolina plants to urge native, low-maintenance biodiverse plants in and around solar arrays in the state.

Bridgestone has operated the Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant in Graniteville because 1998, creating passenger and also light truck tires for original devices suppliers and retail.