The PV solar power generation system consists of 224 Schott modules and a PV Powered Inverter. PLP expects the system to generate over 66 MW-hrs per year of clean energy which will supply a portion of the electricity consumed by the manufacturing facility. The system is closely monitored, and PLP has a kiosk in the front lobby so that the energy production from this array may be viewed real-time. As an added benefit, the new solar system not only generates reliable clean renewable power, but also provides a shade canopy for employee cars. With the new system in Albemarle, PLP now has approximately 700 kW in PV solar capacity installed at multiple manufacturing facilities worldwide including a PV solar system at its headquarters located in Cleveland, Ohio.
About Preformed Line Products
Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products is an international designer and manufacturer of products and systems employed in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for energy, communications, broadband networks and solar companies. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Company operates three domestic manufacturing centers, located in Rogers, Arkansas, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Albemarle, North Carolina. PLP serves worldwide markets through international operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.