Crayola to harness solar power at Pennsylvania facilities

RP news wires
Tags: green manufacturing, energy management, manufacturing

PPL Renewable Energy will install more than 26,000 solar panels on 15 acres that will provide about 10 percent of Crayolas total annual electricity needs at its Forks Township, Pa., headquarters and manufacturing complex.

The 1.9 megawatt system will convert energy from sunlight to help Crayola produce 1 billion crayons per year. The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2010.

Not only will the project generate clean, renewable electricity, but it will also benefit the environment. Generating the same amount of electricity with fossil fuels would produce about 1,900 tons per year of greenhouse gases.

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