GREENSBORO -- A Triad business is installing the largest solar facility of its kind in the state.
Dinnerware giant, Replacements Ltd. is partnering with Cary based, Yes Solar Solutions, to install more than 4000 solar panels on the roof of a warehouse. The panels will cover a total of 200,000 square feet.
"We look towards the future, and we're constantly making those decisions that are 20-30 years in advance because our plans are to be here,” facilities director, David McNaught said.
It's anticipated to offset Replacements energy use by 30 percent, helping the business save about $100,000 a year. McNaught said Replacements electricity costs average around a half million a year.
“It runs anywhere from $30,000 - $45,000 thousand a month," he said.
This is the largest net metered solar project in North Carolina, meaning any excess power produced by Replacements goes back to the grid and the business receives credit. The company joins a list of other commercial businesses and homes in the state choosing solar energy
"Over the past few years we've seen solar grow almost exponentially in North Carolina. We're the second rated state in installed solar in the nation, second only to California," Jay Linke with Yes Solar Solutions, said.
The project marks Yes Solar Solutions largest commercial installation to date.
Replacements expects the solar panel system to undergo inspection next week. The warranty for the solar panels is roughly 25 years.