Hubner Manufacturing Corp. has begun generating clean energy at its facility in Mount Pleasant, S.C., after Hubner CEO Ron Paquette flipped the switch on the company’s new 918 kV solar PV system. Consisting of 2,700 solar panels, the rooftop project was designed and installed by Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS).
The Hubner Group develops solutions for the transportation industry, with the company also active in the fields of medical technology, life quality, terahertz technology and photonics. At a recent commissioning event, Paquette stated, “The Hubner Group is recognized as a worldwide leader in advocating corporate sustainability and environmental responsibility. This was our mission in considering solar technology for our Mount Pleasant, S.C., facility. We are now reaping the benefits of our investment and thank HSGS for helping us fulfill our mission to generate clean, renewable energy.”
HSGS is a veteran-owned business specializing in the design, installation and maintenance of solar PV energy systems, and it serves the government, commercial/industrial and utility marketplaces. Retired Col. Dave McNeil, president and CEO of HSGS, said, “Hannah Solar Government Services is proud to be a part of Hubner’s investment in solar energy. The team at Hubner has set the standard for how businesses in South Carolina can advance their operation through solar energy generation.”
Hubner’s system is recognized as the largest roof-mounted system in South Carolina Electric & Gas’s Distributed Energy Resource program, and the utility’s John Raftery noted, “This project is a good example of how our solar incentive program can really work for the right installer and the right customer. Hannah Solar Government Services and Hubner Manufacturing were the perfect partners for SCE&G.”
Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page also spoke at the ceremony and said, “Mount Pleasant is extremely blessed to have such progressive companies, like Hubner, in our own community.”