SAN DIEGO (Dec. 7, 2023) — PowerFlex, a clean technology solutions company, announced the completion of the second rooftop solar project for ASICS, a leading brand in the design and manufacturing of performance athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories, at their Byhalia Distribution Center located in Byhalia, Mississippi. The completion of the 1-megawatt (MW) solar rooftop brings the total solar-generated power at the distribution center to 2 MW, which is used to power the building load and directly offsets utility costs. The system is the largest solar PV rooftop in Byhalia and included the engagement of local labor. Additionally, ASICS now participates in net metering, which contributes power to the grid and helps build grid resiliency.
“As ASICS continues towards a goal of reducing our overall CO2 emissions by 63% by 2030, today’s announcement is a strong step forward,” said Kyle Koestler, Director of Operations, ASICS North America. “The PowerFlex team were great partners in helping seamlessly complete the second rooftop solar project without disrupting our day-to-day business at the distribution center.”
PowerFlex coordinated the interconnection agreement between ASICS and NorthCentral Electric, the municipal utility. Interconnecting 2 MW of solar assets increases ASICS’ clean energy generation, powering approximately 48% of the distribution center. PowerFlex minimized the disruption to ASICS’ business and required just three months of active construction for the project. The additional 1 MW is projected to provide $100,000 in energy savings in the first year. The environmental benefits of the combined systems are equivalent to removing nearly 330 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles per year or offsetting the electricity of around 290 households annually.
“ASICS is a relentless innovator and leader in reducing carbon emissions,” states Raphael Declercq, CEO of PowerFlex. “We’re proud to partner with ASICS to double their clean energy production, offset energy costs, and contribute energy to the grid to expedite their ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
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