Renu Energy Solutions completed a 742-panel solar installation on the roof of Truliant Federal Credit Union’s new Hanes Mall Operations Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
“Renu is thrilled to be the solar partner to assist Truliant’s corporate sustainability initiatives,” said Jay Radcliffe, president and CEO of Renu Energy Solutions. “Truliant is truly paving the way as a leader in our communities by reducing its environmental impact and we are honored to be a part of Truliant’s efforts.”
Truliant recently converted the former three-story Macy’s store at Hanes Mall into an operations center for the credit union. It used 51,000-sq-ft of rooftop space – about the size of a football field – for the 352-kW bifacial solar installation. The system is fully operational.
“Just as we work to be good stewards of our members’ finances, Truliant is committed to doing the same for our environment,” said Todd Hall, president and CEO of Truliant. “Rooftop solar panels are just one of several sustainability initiatives in place at our Operations Center that help to move corporate social responsibility forward locally.”
The system is estimated to produce 485,000 kWh in its first year. The solar project is the largest rooftop solar installation in Forsyth County. Truliant will directly receive all of the power from the panels.
“We hope that Truliant adding to our inventory of rooftop solar builds momentum for others who may be considering corporate sustainability projects in their business as a tool to draw workers, accommodate growth and spur more economic activity while preserving usable space and retaining the character of our city,” said Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines.
North Carolina ranks fourth nationally for total installed solar capacity, according to the SEIA. Solar accounted for 45% of all new electricity-generating capacity added to the U.S. grid through the third quarter of 2022, more than any other electricity source, according to SEIA.
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