OFM, office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler, announced the completion of a 250-kilowatt rooftop solar farm project at its headquarters in Holly Springs, NC. North Carolinaâs Lt. Governor Walter Dalton and Congressman David Price attended the inauguration of the solar farm. At the event were other business, political and energy industry leaders from around the Tar Heel state.
âWe have a responsibility as a company to avoid harming the environment whenever possible," said Abel Zalcberg, chief executive officer of OFM. âWhen we act more responsibly, we are happier, our employees are happier and, most importantly, our customers are happier.â
The solar farm consists of 1,042 solar panels on the roof of OFMâs main building in Holly Springs. The 322,500 kilowatts of energy generated each year through the solar farm system will be sold to Progress Energy as part of their SunSense Commercial Solar PV program. This is a new initiative inspired by the North Carolina General Assembly, which mandated Progress Energy obtain three percent of its power from renewable energy sources in 2012 and up to 12.5 percent by 2021.
Read OFM's press release.
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