Air Products ‘flips the switch’ on new solar farm


John McGlade, Air Products’ Chairman, President and CEO, has flipped the switch on the company’s new 2MW solar farm, capable of supplying enough energy to power more than half of Air Products’ administration buildings.

In a move that appears to reflect the increasing focus on clean energies and the company’s own commitment to the development of the solar sector, the 15-acre installation is capable of generating 2MW of renewable power.

The installation, built with panels supplied by Air Products’ customers, Astronergy and ENN Solar, is the largest silicon thin-film project in the US. Both Astronergy and ENN Solar use Air Products’ SunSource™ Solutions—a complete portfolio of gases and materials, equipment and services—to manufacture their silicon thin-film panels.

Speaking as he flipped the switch, McGlade said, “It is really special to be able to demonstrate our customers’ products and begin generating clean, renewable energy for our campus.”

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