- 4.3 Megawatt (MW) solar project in Kentucky supports Stanley Black & Decker’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2030
- The new solar farm is the largest in the state that is 100% renewable energy sourced
- Hopkinsville Mayor James R. Knight Jr. helps celebrate Earth Day; presents an ECOSmart Award to the facility and its partners
Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) in partnership with Castillo Engineering and RPG Energy Group today, just in time for Earth Day, unveiled a 4.3 MW solar farm in Hopkinsville, KY, the state’s largest privately funded on-site solar project that is 100% renewable energy sourced. Covering nearly 15 acres, the solar field produces enough clean energy to power Stanley Black & Decker’s 280,000 sq. ft onsite production facility while also providing excess energy back to the state. The project is estimated to deliver 5,500 metrics tons of C02 reductions and an annual energy savings of $400,000.
“As part of Stanley Black & Decker’s global environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives, this project, which we are fittingly celebrating on Earth Day, represents an impactful milestone as the organization progresses toward its mission of carbon neutrality by 2030,” said Rob Kirts, Director of Global Energy and Utilities at Stanley Black & Decker. “With the help of Castillo Engineering and RPG Energy, we are working to deliver on our sustainability goals and made our purpose – For Those Who Make The World – a reality.”
Mayor James R. Knight Jr. attended the ribbon cutting event to recognize the plant and its partners’ commitment to create a more sustainable future. The Mayor helped present an ECOsmart Award to the facility, an industry-standard accreditation awarded to venues that demonstrate an environmentally conscious approach and adoption of eco-friendly measures.
Stanley Black & Decker’s ESG strategy includes a set of 2030 commitments aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that intrinsically ties to our purpose and spans across three pillars: people, product and planet. In alignment with the SDGs, our products are aimed at being a force for good in the world – improving the environment, building and maintaining vital infrastructure, and making our cities more sustainable, especially when produced with responsible consumption in mind.