Solar panels on the roof of a Sevierville business exemplify the company’s commitment to local air quality and renewable energy.
Commercial Door and Hardware is excited to announce the addition of solar panels to the roof of their facility at 2784 Newport Highway in Sevierville. The system was commissioned and has been producing power since Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
“I went with solar because I believe it is a great investment for our company and great for the environment as well,” explained company president, Fred Eckstein.
Commercial Door and Hardware is located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pollutants from traditional fossil fuel based power production adversely impact air quality in the park. The system installer, Green Earth Solar, estimates that the 156 modules will produce 61,611 kilowatt-hours of clean renewable energy annually. The energy produced by they company’s new solar array can reduce harmful emissions by over 90,000 pounds of pollutants annually, improving both local air and water quality.
In addition to positive environmental impacts, the 49.6 Kilowatt (kW) solar electric system will be adding to the company’s bottom line for the next 25+ years. Through Sevier County Electric System’s participation in the TVA Green Power Providers program, the grid tied solar PV system generates income every month to help offset the electricity bill for Commercial Door and Hardware.