Solar energy tire manufacturing at Bridgestone manufacturing facility in South Carolina

Mar 3, 2021 12:50 PM ET
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese Bridgestone Corporation, revealed its initial ground solar array giving power straight to the manufacturing procedure. The brand-new 2 MW PV plant is located at the business's Aiken County, Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant in Graniteville, South Carolina.

"Our global sustainability structure consists of crucial goals in reducing CO2 emissions by half by 2030, as we strive towards our long-term environmental target of coming to be carbon neutral by 2050," claimed Paolo Ferrari, head of state and Chief Executive Officer, Bridgestone Americas, and executive vice president and executive officer, Bridgestone Corporation.

According to the business, the plant was LEED certified by the UNITED STATE Green Building Council and is a Certified Habitat by the National Wildlife Habitat Council. Bridgestone partnered with Clemson University, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the UNITED STATE Department of Agriculture to utilize its solar array as a pilot for the development of a lasting ground covering making use of native plants to urge indigenous, low-maintenance biodiverse greenery in and around solar arrays in the state.

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