>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / North Face installs 1MW Solar Energy System

North Face installs 1MW Solar Energy System

19
Nov '08
The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, announced the completion of a 1MW solar electricity system at its West Coast distribution center located in Visalia, California.

The system, which will power 25-30 percent of the energy needs of the facility, was designed, engineered and installed by Suntech Energy Solutions (formerly EI Solutions), and is financed, owned and operated by Recurrent Energy, a distributed power company and the pioneer in Solar as a ServiceSM. One hundred percent of the electricity will be sold to The North Face under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) from Recurrent Energy.

The solar energy system is part of The North Face's broader climate change strategy complementing its membership with the US Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leaders program and a separate agreement with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). The agreement, to offset 100 percent of the CO2 emissions associated with energy use for The North Face's North American operations, is through purchase of Green-e® Climate-certified carbon offsets from wind energy projects.

“We are deeply committed to exploring new and creative solutions for energy reduction and utilizing this implementation to foster energy education throughout the local community,” said Steve Rendle, president of The North Face. “Through our partnership with Recurrent Energy and Suntech Energy Solutions, we are proud to be hosting a tremendously innovative system that will yield above-average energy production and financial savings.”

“We're extremely pleased to be announcing the completion of our project today - it's a perfect example of the emerging opportunity we see in distributed power,” said Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy. “There is a massive need for clean generation located close to where power is actually used, and customers like The North Face are playing a key role in making that vision a reality.”

Suntech Energy Solutions' innovative design locates the system over a storm water retention area on the property, allowing for its dual use and providing a buffer to adjacent properties. By protecting the retention function of the area, the design negates the need for a new drainage system, while at the same time provides a clean, noise-free use of the land.

Another key feature in the system's design is the use of RayTracker GC single-axis solar trackers, on which 5,504 Suntech photovoltaic (PV) panels are mounted.. By tracking the sun as it moves, RayTracker will keep the PV panels focused on the sun's rays, thereby maximizing the amount of energy produced by each panel and increasing the system's return on investment. The new ground-mounted system is located adjacent to VF Corporations' (The North Face's parent company) 800,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center.

“This project is a great accomplishment for us and for The North Face, a company highly regarded for its commitment to social responsibility and the environment, as well as for its innovative use of technology in its products,” said Andrew Beebe, managing director for Suntech Energy Solutions. “Along with Recurrent Energy, we look forward to expanding the potential of solar power adoption.”


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th May 2022

CKFTA offers opportunities for Cambodia’s downstream processing sector

The Cambodia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement can help boost...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th May 2022

China's logistics business expands in Jan-Apr 2022

China's logistics sector saw steady growth during January-April 2022, ...

Pic: Shutterstock.com

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2022

US apparel import from India jump 44% in March compared to Oct ’21

Apparel imports of the United States from India stood at $625.830...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consistency is the first rule of social media

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Extension of RoSCTL to boost textile exports

Ahammed Ali Babu,

Ahammed Ali Babu

With its expertise in spinning, knitting, printing and embroidery, Blue...

Kristin Heckmann,

Kristin Heckmann

For the best clothing, Germany-based Hessnatur always looks for the best...

Annabelle Georgina Hutter,

Annabelle Georgina Hutter

A Swiss, family-owned and run textile sourcing and supply company...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Dr Anup Rakshit, ITTA

Dr Anup Rakshit
ITTA

The Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) is the only association of ...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden
Hologenix

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Dhruv Toshniwal, Brand - The Pant Project

Dhruv Toshniwal
Brand - The Pant Project

The Pant Project is known for its custom-made bottom wear. Its products...

Judith Cutting, Label - Guinea London

Judith Cutting
Label - Guinea London

Guinea London is a luxury women’s clothing brand by designer Judie Cutting ...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments

ESTEEMED CLIENTS

Tuyap Tum Fuarcilik Yapim A.S.
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Asos
NV Michel Van de Wiele
USTER
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
ZAITEX spa
Lacoste (Wanchai)
Tradewind International Servicing
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
Chori Company Limited
Equinox Impex India
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Inter Expo Center Ltd.
Pt. Peraga Nusantara Jaya Sakti
Calvin Klein
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Sportmaster Ltd.
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
PVH Corporation
Nihalani Events Management
Alix Partners
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Midas Clothing Limited
Reiter India Private Limited
Alison Hayes Romania
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Thai Trade Center
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Savio Macchine Tessili S.P.A.
NITI Aayog
Mesdan SPA
COTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
Varner AS Retail
Dow Silicones Corporation
VNU Exhibitions Asia
Vardhman Textile Ltd
Infor (Hong Kong) Limited
THE BOMBAY DYEING ;& MFG.CO. LTD
Meera Dyestuff Industries
EUROVET ASIA LTD
Puma
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
G-Star Raw C.V.
Walmart
Nandan Denim Limited
Amazon China
Seasalt Limited
Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd.
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
FESPA (Reigate)
Gap International Sourcing Limited
DyStar India Pvt. Ltd
H. Stoll AG & Company KG
FULGAR SpA
Performance Days
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Arvind Limited
Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)
Grasim Industries Limited
Marzoli Machines Textile s.r.l.
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (HK)
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Gloria Jeans
Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery Company Limited
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Thermore (Far East) Ltd.
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Loris Bellini S.r.l.
Sportswear Company Spa
Itema Weaving (India) Private Limited
T.T. Limited
TESCO INTERNATIONAL SOURCING LIMITED
Centric Software
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.,
TEXVALLEY MARKET LIMITED
GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A.
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
HYOSUNG CORPORATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Tchibo GmbH
Applied DNA Sciences Inc
Restoque S.A.
Permoda(Koaj/Armi/Pronto/Bkul)
BRINKMANN GMBH
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
TÜYAP IHTISAS FUARLARI A.S.
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
UBM China (Shanghai)
GERBER TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Jindal Worldwide Limited
GHCL LIMITED
Shanghai  Aige Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
Eastman Chemical Company
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Landmark Group
Palexpo SA
Newtech Textile Technology Development (Shanghai) Company Limited
BIMBA ;& LOLA SL
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
Guess Europe Sagl,
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
EPCH
International Sourcing Expo Australia
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
Aleph Srl
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Flainox S.r.l.
Brandix Lanka Limited
Stahl Holdings B.V.,
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft - India
Officina Meccanica Dora Enrico Srl
TESTEX AG, Swiss Textile Testing Institute
EMBEE CORPORATION
Lottmann Communications
Comasia Limited
Groz-Beckert KG
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Copenhagen Fashion Summit
Green Fibre
N9 World Technologies Private Limited
Indofil Industries Limited - Specialty & Performance Chemicals Division
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
CSGIA(China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association)
KIABI
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
APLF Limited
CGS Inc.
Kern – Liebers Textile
Lectra Technologies India Pvt Ltd.
Kornit Digital Asia Pacific Ltd
BIANCA
Colours India Inc
Woolmark Services India Pvt. Ltd.
BTC Textiles LLC
Datacolor AG Europe
Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG
LC Waikiki
Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (TSllC Ltd)
Haelixa AG
Zünd Systemtechnik AG
J ;& P Coats
Saurer Textile Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Istanbul Fuarcilik A.S.
Indo Tex
IIGM Private Limited
Lifestyle
Xtema - Thomas Lebherz Textilmaschinen
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
G.A.S. unternehmenskommunikation gmbh
Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Gatsby Africa
Lisa S.P.A.
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
ITMA Services Pte Ltd
K AND D ITMACH EXPOSITIONS LLP
JES MEDIA, INC
Maceton Limited
Color Service s.r.l.
Zydex Industries
BTSR International S.P.A.
KAS Direct Sourcing
Splash
IFF Media Ag - International Media Services
Decathlon
Messe Duesseldorf
Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Rieter India Private Limited
Coats Digital Limited
Chico’ FAS
Target Corporation (MN)
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Bluesign Technologies Ag
John Varvatos
SYNERGIES HONG KONG LIMITED
Italian Trade Commission
BIRLA CENTURY A DIVISION OF CENTURY TEXTILES AND INDUSTRIES
Thai Acrylic Fibre Company Limited
China World International Exhibition Company Limited
Tommy Hilfiger
Datatex Consulting Srl
Babyshop
Benetton Group
IKEA of Sweden AB
Abit
SUZHOU TUE HI-TECH NONWOVEN MACHINERY CO.,LTD
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC

May 2022

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search