Vanguard Furniture recently partnered with Pisgah Energy and Eagle Solar & Light to design, develop and install five roof-mounted solar projects on its Product Development and Classic Leather facilities in Conover, North Carolina. These systems, totaling 478 kW, serve as on-site electrical generation for Vanguard Furniture, powering the production of their environmentally-conscious furnishings with renewable energy.
Andy Bray, President of Vanguard, noted, “Environmental consciousness is a key part of our culture. Vanguard is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council. From suppliers to our manufacturing process, we emphasize reducing waste and using sustainable elements. Over the past few years, the cost reductions of solar installations have reached a point where it now makes both economic as well as environmental sense. We hope this is the first phase of Vanguard Furniture converting fully to solar power.”
Pisgah Energy was the lead designer and developer and worked in collaboration with Eagle Solar & Light to provide construction services for the project. Eagle Solar & Light installed the project utilizing Trina Solar 415 modules, SolarEdge inverters and a PanelClaw ballasted racking system.
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