MTU America, a manufacturing subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, recently held a ceremony in Graniteville, S.C., to mark completion of a 1.35 MW ground-mounted solar array.
Georgia-based SolAmerica Energy designed and installed the system on a seven-acre site highly visible from the I-20 exit ramp in Graniteville, and the company will maintain the project for MTU America. The project will generate energy income for MTU America through a bill credit program with South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and was financed under an agreement with Key Equipment Finance, a division of KeyBank.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Congressman Joe Wilson attended the ceremony, along with other government and business leaders, and participated in “flipping the switch” with MTU America to officially launch the project.
Joerg Klisch, director of operations of MTU America, stated, “This is a very exciting project for MTU. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of technology in the power solutions we provide to our customers, and solar projects like this will be an important part of the power mix in the future. SolAmerica has been a valuable partner in making this project a reality.”
“The SolAmerica team has been honored to work with MTU America, Key Equipment Finance, SCE&G and Aiken County on this high-profile project in the Graniteville community,” said George Mori, president of SolAmerica. “South Carolina is a terrific market for distributed solar generation, and MTU deserves a lot of credit for its leadership in launching such an exciting project.”