Corning Life Sciences (CLS) facilities in Wujiang, China; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Oneonta, New York have installed thousands of solar panels to greatly reduce Corning’s carbon footprint and help the environment.
The solar array in Wujiang will produce more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity, helping the plant avoid 792 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. That’s equivalent to 152 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
The rooftop solar array in Amsterdam will produce approximately 450,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. During peak sunlight hours, approximately half of the produced electricity will supply the distribution center and the excess electricity produced will feed into the local grid. This will help the facility avoid 350 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
In July, the CLS Oneonta plant debuted Corning’s first solar array in New York State. The electricity produced from the solar array will go directly into the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) grid and be distributed to local consumers. The new solar array will help avoid more than 600 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the same amount of energy it takes to power 67 homes per year.
Corning is continuously working towards reducing its carbon footprint and environmental impact. Solar projects like the ones at Wujiang, Amsterdam, and Oneonta are the latest projects supporting the company’s commitment to clean energy. Corning currently has 13 solar projects online.