KION North America boasts 1.257 Megawatt of clean renewable energy
Summerville, SC, May 30, 2018 – Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce the completion of the KION North America manufacturing plant rooftop and ground mount solar array. The installation utilizes 3,643 solar panels which produce over 1,804 MWH annually of clean renewable energy. This annual energy production will offset around 80 percent of the annual energy consumption of all operations at the facility. The installation will also offset the equivalent of 2.08 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and generate enough energy to power 133 homes.
“For us, it’s really important to have a sustainable energy source to power our equipment,” said Vincent Halma, the President and CEO of KION North America. “With this, we are capable of providing 80 percent of our energy needs through solar.
KION North America is located off of U.S. 78 in Summerville and is a member of the KION GROUP AG, one of the world’s two leading manufacturers of industrial trucks.
“Alder Energy Systems has been proud to provide KION North America with a clean, renewable solar energy solution for their Summerville facility. Throughout the project, KION’s team have been engaged and eager partners. Producing solar energy on site allows KION to realize substantial electric bill savings and show its commitment to environmental stewardship. By installing one of the largest solar arrays in South Carolina, they set an example for commercial and industrial business throughout the state to follow. Going solar can help both your bottom line and your community,” says President, Donald Zimmerman.
KION North America also celebrated 831 accident-free working days on May 24. This is the second time in two years KION has won the Global Safety Award.
About Alder Energy Systems LLC
Founded in 2008, Alder Energy Systems LLC is a Charleston-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities. We strive to provide excellent customer service and represent South Carolina’s rapidly expanding solar industry with high-quality, forward thinking technologies.
About KION of North America
KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION Group, one of the world’s two leading manufacturers of industrial trucks and the largest manufacturer of electric forklifts. Their brand companies, Linde, Baoli, STILL and Dematic, serve the specific requirements of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio. Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America produces material handling equipment known for their innovative technologies, reduced energy consumption and low operating costs.