A 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project has been completed and commercialized by United Renewable Energy, an engineering, procurement, and construction firm that develops utility-scale photovoltaic plants and energy storage systems, at Kimberly-Clark‘s facility in LaGrange, Ga.
The project was the result of a collaboration between Kimberly-Clark’s facility, United Renewable Energy LLC, as the project developer and builder, and NextEra Energy Resources LLC, through a subsidiary, which is the long-term project owner.
All of the output from the new solar facility, along with all the renewable energy credits, will be sold to Georgia Power as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative, and the associated RECs will be retired on behalf of all of Georgia Power’s customers.
In addition to leasing the land for this project, Kimberly-Clark has entered into a separate agreement to purchase RECs from NextEra Energy Resources, which allows Kimberly-Clark to offset its greenhouse gas emissions.
Photo: Solar panels located at the Kimberly-Clark Lagrange, Ga. manufacturing plant