Prudential Financial, Inc. has installed a solar photovoltaic (PV)system atop its Scottsdale, Arizona building — along with chargingstations for electric vehicles in its nearby parking lot.
The new solar energy installation is the largest commercial system in the entire state, and represents asignificant milestone given that Arizona is ranked in the top five interms of states with the most installed solar capacity. Prudential’srooftop system consists of over 4,500 solar panels, coming in at885-kilowatts (kW) in size. According to GetSolar’s solar cost calculator, a system of that size could produce roughly 1.34 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) it its first year of operation — an amount of electricity roughly equal to the annual demand of 120 typical American homes! Relative toPrudential, the system’s output will account for 30 percent theScottsdale property’s needs.
At a ceremony held yesterday, Prudential Vice President and and Headof Corporate Facilities Michael Perrette spoke about the importance ofsolar energy:
“Solar panels are important elements of the comprehensive approach Prudential has taken to reduce our carbon emissions by morethan one third over the last ten years.”
In addition to the installation solar panels and an EV chargingstation at its Scottsdale branch, Prudential has implemented recyclingand Green IT printing programs and investments in wind power.
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