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Hyde Increases Commitment to Clean Energy

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA | Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS) has almost doubled its commitment to clean energy generation by adding an additional 784 high-efficiency LG solar panels on top of its headquarters building for the betterment of the community and long-term cost savings. 

More than half of Hyde’s headquarters building is covered in solar panels that generate clean energy

In its first year, the contribution to the power grid from the new addition (or eliminating use from other power generation sources), will provide energy equal to that used by 28 homes, the company says, adding the total yearly generation savings would replace greenhouse gas emissions from 55 cars, while sequestering carbon by the equivalent of 247 acres of the average US forest.

In 2015 Hyde had installed an initial solar array of 850 panels on the roof over its shipping and warehouse buildings to generate electricity to help run its office and plant facilities and equipment. Comprised of panels utilizing “smart reflector” technology, this new installation is located on the southern part of the facility primarily over the company’s manufacturing operations. Greater than half the entire roof area of Hyde’s headquarters is now covered in solar panels.

Hyde estimates in combination with the original 349kW array, this new 310-kW system will now account for about 35% of its electric consumption, increasing its solar contribution up from between 15%–20% of the company’s energy usage. The company now has a total of 1,634 panels in use.

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