Fujifilm Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts Now Features Solar

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Fujifilm announces a new solar installation at its Bedford, Massachusetts manufacturing facility. The project is Fujifilm’s third solar energy installation in the U.S.

Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a Massachusetts-based manufacturing, marketing, and sales operations branch of Fujifilm Corporation, is going solar. Like many businesses, it is motivated by the ability to reduce costs while furthering its corporate commitment to sustainability.

The company announced that it has constructed a solar energy installation with help from local clean-energy integrators Columbia Construction Company and Absolute Green Energy Corporation. The array on its Bedford, Massachusetts manufacturing facility is Fujifilm’s third solar energy installation in the U.S.

With 1,870 modules, the solar array will produce about 644,000 kWh annually, equivalent to a reduction of 444 metric tons of CO2 per year. This will help Fujifilm reach its goal to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by fiscal year 2020, as compared to 2005.

The installation will also save Fujifilm a lot on its energy bills. The company will be able to take advantage of net energy metering.

“This represents a great opportunity for Fujifilm to make significant progress, and help contribute to our global corporation’s overall mission of energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction,” said Peter Faulhaber, president, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc.

“This project speaks for itself. The new Fujifilm rooftop solar array will generate more than 15 million kilowatt hours of electricity over its lifetime while producing zero carbon emissions,” said Chris McCarthy, vice president, manager, Columbia Energy, Columbia Construction Company.

“We very much appreciate Fujifilm’s commitment to sustainable business practices and we are delighted to be a part of the local team helping Fujifilm to achieve their energy conservation and green gas reduction goals,” said Mike Ortolano, president, Absolute Green Energy Corporation.