KION North America boasts 1.257 Megawatt of clean renewable energy
Summerville, SC, May 30, 2018 - Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina
turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce the completion of the KION North
America manufacturing plant rooftop and ground mount solar array. The installation
utilizes 3,643 solar panels which produce over 1,804 MWH annually of clean renewable
energy. This annual energy production will offset around 80 percent of the annual
energy consumption of all operations at the facility. The installation will also offset the
equivalent of 2.08 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and generate enough
energy to power 133 homes.
“For us, it’s really important to have a sustainable energy source to power our
equipment," said Vincent Halma, the President and CEO of KION North America. "With
this, we are capable of providing 80 percent of our energy needs through solar.
KION North America is located off of U.S. 78 in Summerville and is a member of the
KION GROUP AG, one of the world’s two leading manufacturers of industrial trucks.
“Alder Energy Systems has been proud to provide KION North America with a clean,
renewable solar energy solution for their Summerville facility. Throughout the project,
KION's team have been engaged and eager partners. Producing solar energy on site
allows KION to realize substantial electric bill savings and show its commitment to
environmental stewardship. By installing one of the largest solar arrays in South Carolina,
they set an example for commercial and industrial business throughout the state to
follow. Going solar can help both your bottom line and your community,” says
President, Donald Zimmerman.
KION North America also celebrated 831 accident-free working days on May 24. This is
the second time in two years KION has won the Global Safety Award.
About Alder Energy Systems LLC
Founded in 2008, Alder Energy Systems LLC is a Charleston-owned business specializing
in the planning, design, and installation of Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems for
homes, businesses, and utilities. We strive to provide excellent customer service and
represent South Carolina's rapidly expanding solar industry with high-quality, forward
About KION of North America
KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION Group, one of the world’s two
leading manufacturers of industrial trucks and the largest manufacturer of electric
forklifts. Their brand companies, Linde, Baoli, STILL and Dematic, serve the specific
requirements of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and
complementary product portfolio. Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North
America produces material handling equipment known for their innovative technologies,
reduced energy consumption and low operating costs.