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Solar array fully operational for Crown Holdings in Spartanburg

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Pennsylvania-based Keystone Power Holdings and Crown Holdings Inc. now have a fully operational solar array in Spartanburg. Crown has a facility at 930 Beaumont Ave. in Spartanburg.

The ground-mounted solar project, located on an industrial-zoned manufacturing site owned by Crown, is online and has been generating electricity since October 2017. Annual production is anticipated to be approximately 1,310 megawatt hours/year of energy, according to a news release.

Keystone Power Holdings and its affiliate KPH Construction Services worked with Hannah Solar to construct the 924.6 KW DC system with 2,680 PV modules. Keystone Power Holdings delivers solar projects nationwide and is one of only a handful of South Carolina-approved solar leasing companies, the release said.

"Solar energy continues to gain ground as an alternative energy solution at the local level. We're pleased to be able to partner with businesses like Crown to help make green their energy purchases while delivering significant energy savings," said William R. DePhillipo, cofounder of Keystone Power Holdings, in the release. "It is also significant that we were able to develop the largest leased solar array in the state of South Carolina."

As part of the initiative, Keystone Power Holdings applied for and was granted a Duke Energy Rebate, which helped to lower capital costs and make the project viable for Crown and Keystone.

"From start to finish, Keystone Power Holdings has been a great partner in this initiative," said Bob Harding, plant manager at Crown. "We are glad to be reducing our carbon footprint and to be contributing to Crown's wider sustainability goals, which include further reducing energy consumption. Offsetting one-third of our annual energy usage in our Spartanburg plant is an important achievement."

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