OFM, a Holly Springs, N.C.-based office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler, has completed the first phase of its solar farm initiative.
According to the company, all of the brackets have been mounted on the roof of the company's headquarters, which will host a 250 kW, 1,042-panel solar array designed to generate 322,500 kW annually.
‘Once the project is finished we'll be completely carbon neutral and not a lot of companies can say that,’ says Abel Zalcberg, co-founder and CEO of OFM. ‘This effort puts OFM one step closer to reaching many of our corporate social responsibility goals including becoming a greener company.’
The company will sell the energy generated by the solar array for $0.18/kWh to Progress Energy, a Raleigh-based power company. The installation is part of Progress Energy's SunSense Commercial Solar PV Program, an initiative which mandates Progress Energy attain 12% of its power from renewable resources.