Arkansas Money and Politics
A Little Rock construction and fabrication company is planning to making a significant investment in solar energy to alleviate business costs.
Lexicon Fabricators and Constructors is working with Seal Solar to install nearly 11,000 solar panels at its facilities. Seal Solar is set to develop two solar arrays at Lexicon’s locations at Carlisle and Blytheville.
“With our collective expertise on large-scale industrial installations, this partnership with Lexicon was a natural fit,” Heather Nelson, co-founder, president and chief operating officer of Seal Solar, said in a statement. “We look forward to completing this groundbreaking project, which will allow one of Arkansas’s largest companies to reap the benefits of going solar.”
Seal Solar will install 6,588 solar modules at the Carlisle property and 4,280 at the Blytheville plant. The Carlisle solar array will sit on 336 acres designed to preserve Lexicon’s port property for future expansion. The solar arrays are pending approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
“Lexicon defines excellence in everything we do—from cutting-edge fabrication equipment to comprehensive project management software,” Patrick Schueck, president and CEO of Lexicon. “And the choice to go solar is no different. This project is not only good for the environment, it’s a wise business decision.”
According to a news release, the project is expected to save Lexicon approximately $320,000 annually, which amounts to 50 percent of the company’s total costs for fabrication division, steel mill maintenance operations and headquarters.