WINCHESTER, Ky. -- Sekisui is a manufacturing plant in that specializes in producing energy efficient solar panels.
- Sekisui S-Lec has six film plant facilities across the globe: Kentucky, Japan, China, Thailand, Mexico, Netherlands
- Sekisui S-Lec's Winchester solar farm has more than 2,000 high efficency solar panels mounted on the ground and on roof of the business
- Sekisui S-Lec says it's solar panels will produce enough energy each year to power on average, 84 homes
“One of the major reasons we did this system was of course, there’s financial savings generating our own electricity but the bigger impact is the reduction of greenhouse gases and that was one of our corporate major incentives, was to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that Sekisui produces on an annual basis,” says Sekisui production director Chris Sellers
Seiksui opened it’s door in the city of Winchester back in 2007. Since then, over 100 employees have been hired…and a roof and ground mounted solar farm has been created with over 2-million watts of ultra-high efficiency panels.
Sellers say’s most of the companies business comes from international clients, but they regularly fields calls from business owners across Kentucky…who are interested in learning how to make their companies more energy efficent, while also reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere each year.
“This solar array is the fourth largest privately owned solar array in the state of Kentucky and again, we’re producing electricity for our own consumption. Sekisui also has other facilities globally that have solar arrays that they are selling back to the grid," adds Sellers
Each panel weighs about 45 pounds and the panels are connected through a cable system that run’s energy back into the building.