Owens Corning selects Constellation to develop Delmar solar project

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Owens Corning’s thermal and acoustical insulation plant in Delmar, N.Y. will undertake a development project designed to supply more than 6% of the plant’s annual electricity needs, supplied by Constellation.

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Owens Corning's new solar generation project will supply clean energy to the company’s thermal and acoustical insulation plant
Owens Corning and Constellation have announced the development of a 2.6-megawatt (DC) solar generation project that will supply clean energy to the company’s thermal and acoustical insulation plant in Delmar, N.Y. Scheduled for completion in late 2013, the solar project is designed to supply more than 6% of the plant’s annual electricity needs and will support Owens Corning’s 2020 Environmental Footprint Goals for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
“The Delmar Plant is committed to environmental sustainability and advancing both our plant and Owens Corning toward our 2020 sustainability goals,” said John Becker, Delmar plant leader for Owens Corning. “In addition, this project is part of our continuing efforts to implement innovative programmes that improve and protect New York State’s environment, and have a positive impact on the state’s economy.”
Constellation will finance, build, own and maintain the system. Electricity generated by the system will be purchased by Owens Corning under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Constellation.
“Constellation is pleased to support Owens Corning’s commitment to renewable energy,” said Michael D. Smith, vice president of solar and energy efficiency sales for Constellation. "Solar as a power-generation source is an attractive option for large-scale manufacturers like Owens Corning to achieve environmental goals and manage electricity costs. We applaud the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program for...


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