California USG plant goes solar

USG Corporation is installing a solar facility at its Plaster City, Calif., manufacturing plant via a Solar Energy Power Purchase and Sale Agreement (PPA) with Green Light Plaster City Solar 1 LLC.

The one megawatt photovoltaic system is expected to provide USG with predictable cost for its electricity usage for the next 20 years.

“We are always looking for opportunities for our plants to use solar energy, and it made a lot of sense to move forward with this renewable energy investment at our manufacturing plant in Plaster City,” said Al Zucco, senior director, Energy and Sustainability, USG. “This is an exciting project that demonstrates USG’s environmental stewardship and commitment to maintain environmentally-friendly operations.”

Beginning in September and ending in December, GLPCS1 will team up with local engineering firm ZGlobal, Inc. to install solar cells on eight acres of the site. 

According to the company, the installation is expected to bring in savings of over $1 million over 20 years.