LITTLE ROCK & NASHVILLE, ARK.—November 8, 2017 Husqvarna Group in partnership with Today’s Power Inc. (TPI), has today switched on its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately 25,000 tons over the expected 25-year life of the facility.
” Husqvarna Group are serious about contributing to a low-carbon future and a more sustainable society. We know that our operations, products and transportation affect the environment. By developing our production processes, introducing new products and creating innovative solutions, we are committed to reduce our carbon footprint and create conditions for sustainable development. says Jeff Hohler, Divisional President for the Consumer Brands division and part of Husqvarna Group’s General Management. “The solar powered facility as well as the addition of the new distribution center are two important examples of how we’re putting Sustainovate, our way of integrating sustainability into our business, into action.”
Serving utilities and large commercial and industrial clients to meet their energy, economic, and environmental goals, this is Today’s Power’s third commercial-scale solar project. According to Matt Irving, Director of Operations for TPI, “In the past, all of our solar systems were customized around a cooperative’s wholesale billing drivers and load characteristics specifically to produce maximum value for the cooperative, but we have found we are able to utilize that same customized model to accomplish the state’s commercial and industrial company’s initiatives. We are proud to be a part of Husqvarna Group’s commitment to the environment”
According to Todd S Andersen, General Manager, Operations for Husqvarna Group “We are proud to be partnering with local industries to bring the first solar-powered plant in our industry to Arkansas while demonstrating the feasibility and affordability and sustainability of using solar power”.
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Husqvarna Group Sustainability – Sustainovate
Rooted in its passion for innovation and connecting people with nature, Sustainovate is Husqvarna Group’s strategic approach to integrating sustainability into its business.
Husqvarna Group is the world’s first forest and garden company, to have its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, a collaboration between WWF, UN Global Compact, CDP and WRI. The Initiative works with companies to set ambitious emission reduction targets, consistent with the global effort to keep temperature increases well below 2°C. Husqvarna Group long-term commitment is to reduces it’s emissions with 33 percent by 2035.
Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products and innovative solutions for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2016 amounted to SEK 36bn and the Group has around 13,000 employees in 40 countries.
Today’s Power, Inc.
Today’s Power, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based utility service cooperative owned by 17 Arkansas electric distribution cooperatives. Today’s Power, Inc. specializes in utility-scale and commercial solar and battery projects.