Toray Plastics investing in its own solar farm

12/21/2010

The plastic films extruder intends to install a $2 million photovoltaic system to help power its operations with solar energy. Funding will come from Toray, grants and loans from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's Renewable Energy fund, and state and federal grants made possible by the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestmen.

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) is a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc. The films processor says construction of the 446-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) field will begin in Q2 2011,with the solar array located on company property. The new solar field will occupy approximately three acres, consist of 1650 PV panels with utility-scale single-access trackers, and, according to Toray, will be the largest solar-powered system in the state.t Act of 2009....
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