Swix is now producing to 95% of their electrical requirements from a 343-kilowatt solar panel installed on the roof of their central warehouse in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The solar project became fully operational last Thursday, as solar power generated from the solar array began feeding the grid. The $1.5 million dollar project includes a new reflective roof and an array of rooftop solar panels on Swix’s 53,000 square foot warehouse.
“I am very pleased with how the solar project has developed […] the $1.5 million dollar project was a rewarding experience that places Swix at the forefront of the ski industry in terms of environmental sensitivity,” said Steven Poulin, CEO of Swix Sport USA.
Swix’s new facility features high efficiency heating systems, motion controlled lighting and a self regulated low flow water system. The projected yearly energy production of the solar project is approximately 400,000-kilowatt hours of electricity per year. This displaces 608,000 pounds of CO2, and equals the greenhouse emissions of 31,000 gallons of gasoline or the electricity needs of 34 homes for one year. Pretty darn good Swix
Swix also distributes Toko, Uvex, Swenor roller-skis and that awesome skin stuff Dermatone. The installation is the newest piece of Swix Sport USA’s long-term strategy to go green.