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Solar Farm Is Latest Green Initiative from Toray Plastics (America)

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI | Toray Plastics (America) has completed the construction of a $2 million, 445-kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) farm on its 70-acre campus in North Kingstown. The new, three-acre solar farm, said to be the largest in the state, consists of 1,650 PV panels and will generate 625 megawatt hours/yr, curbing escalating energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions by 340 tons/yr.

Funding for the solar farm was provided by Toray, grants from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.’s Renewable Energy fund, and state and federal grants made possible by the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

At the inauguration ceremony, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee congratulated Toray on its environmental consciousness, its role as a “great corporate citizen,” and its commitment to manufacturing in Rhode Island and creating good jobs for state residents.

Rick Schloesser, president and CEO of Toray, told guests the company launched a major sustainability initiative in 2004, enabling it to achieve its goal of producing zero landfill waste, among many other significant benefits.

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