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Plexus Worldwide Goes Solar, Cutting Electricity Bills by Over 50%

Ricky Duran

July 2016

 

Plexus Worldwide affirmed their commitment to sustainability with the installation of a photovoltaic system at their headquarters located in Scottsdale, AZ. The 454.437 kilowatt system was designed by Sun Valley Solar Solutions and began operating in December 2015.

“Consistent with our commitment Plexus_PR_Image.jpgto helping people change their lives, we aim to be a 'green' company by reducing air pollution and improving the environment," stated Steve Howard, Chief Financial Officer of Plexus. “We’re very proud to now be using our daily sunshine, the most abundant and
sustainable natural resource in Arizona, to deliver the majority of our electricity needs.” 

Plexus spent several months exploring solar energy and interviewing multiple potential installation partners. “We researched the top tier providers in Arizona, and selected Sun Valley based on their reputation and their conceptual approach to system design,” said Howard.

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With Plexus Worldwide being a new build, the work site consisted of various contractors and engineers completing multiple tasks simultaneously. The installation team at Sun Valley Solar Solutions maintained a high level of communication to coordinate with the other contractors, ensuring that the construction schedule and deadlines were maintained, on time and on budget. Steve applauded the team on their ability to collaborate in such a productive nature.

In addition to the solar project, Plexus also installed electric vehicle charging stations and is currently in the process of implementing an energy monitoring platform that will allow them to more easily share their solar energy generation and utility offset data with employees and visitors alike.

Plexus Worldwide’s new solar photovoltaic system eliminates the carbon dioxide emissions equivalent of burning 586,000 pounds of coal, according to estimates generated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator.

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