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Pisgah Energy partners with Vanguard Furniture

Jun 11, 2024 02:26PM ● By WNC Business
Vanguard Furniture and Pisgah Energy partnered to design and install two roof-mounted solar projects at Vanguard’s Frame Plant 2 facility in Conover. These systems, totaling 188kWdc, build on Vanguard’s previous solar installations, furthering its conversion to solar energy and strengthening its commitment to sustainable products and practices. 

Frame Plant 2 now boasts 438 solar panels augmenting power to the building and generating over 267,400kWh of renewable energy annually for on-site consumption. With the addition of this array, Vanguard now has a total of 1,590 solar panels across three facilities, boosting its annual production of renewable energy from 661,900kWh to more than 929,000kWh. The new solar electric system will offset 187 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year, increasing Vanguard’s total annual CO2 offset from 469 metric tons to 656 metric tons. Total impact of these systems is equivalent to saving over 1,500 barrels of oil from being consumed, removing air pollution caused by 1.6 million miles of driving, or emissions avoided by recycling 225 tons of waste instead of sending it to the landfill.  

Pisgah Energy served as the primary contractor, designing and installing the project utilizing ‘Made in the USA’ Mission Solar panels.