Written on: October 10, 2023 by SprayTM
R.A Jones, a Coesia Company and designer and manufacturer of aerosol packaging machinery, is constructing a solar roof mount system on its Covington, Kentucky, facility. The solar panels are expected to produce more than two million kWh of clean energy annually, or more than half of the facility’s energy needs in the first year, which is enough to power 195 U.S. homes’ energy needs for one year.
The solar roof array will consist of 3,773 solar modules, covering approximately 85% of the building’s roof surface. The project also includes six electric vehicle charging stations which have already been installed on the R.A Jones’ campus for use by company employees.
When fully operational, the ballasted solar power system will generate 100% sustainable, zero-carbon electricity at the 250,000 sq. ft. facility. During its 30-year life span, the system will offset 33,200 tons of atmospheric CO2, which is equivalent to taking 252 cars off the road for 30 years or planting nearly a half a million trees, according to the company.
Sparked by employee interest in contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the decision to “go Green” at the R.A Jones campus was fully supported by management.
“For years, R.A Jones has been working to help some of the largest consumer brands in the world meet their sustainability initiatives by lessening the impact their manufacturing processes and packaging has on the environment,” said Jonathon Titterton, CEO of Coesia Americas and R.A Jones.
“Our company is firmly committed to being environmentally responsible and ready to transition to renewable energy at our Covington plant,” Titterton added.
R.A Jones is the first Coesia company in the United States to power its facility with photovoltaic systems, according to the company. The solar installation is projected to reduce the company’s electric bill by $6.4 million over its 30-year life span. Construction on the roof installation has already begun by Melink Solar of Milford, OH, and is expected to be completed in Q1 of 2024.
More info: www.rajones.com.