To meet its ambitious objectives in terms of carbon emission reductions, Solvay champions both saving energy and sourcing more renewable power. The latest initiative in the latter field is a new form of partnership with a large solar farm to be built in South Carolina.
Construction has just begun on the site of the future “Solvay Solar Energy, Jasper County SC” solar farm, a 900-acre, 71-megawatt facility south of Charleston, South Carolina. These figures might seem a little abstract, so let’s put things this way: this expanse of solar panels will cover an area equivalent to 500 football (soccer) fields and provide enough power for 15,000 households – or 164,000 MWh a year, offsetting approximately 80,000 tons of CO2 emissions. This makes it the largest solar farm in a region where the sub-tropical climate suffers no shortage of hot sun.