May 13 2019 08:45 AM

The plant’s solar array has saved over $130,000 over the last 12 months.

The Husqvarna Group, the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products, is the recipient of the fourth annual Arkansas Environmental Technology Award. The award is for its manufacturing plant in Nashville, Arkansas, where it operates plastic injection molding manufacturing.

In 2015, the manufacturer launched “Sustainovate,” an innovation-based initiative to make sustainability a real competitive advantage for the company and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one third before the end of 2035.

As a result, in 2017, Husqvarna installed a 1.4 megawatt solar array at the Nashville facility.

The array, estimated to have a full twenty-year life benefit, generates approximately thirty percent of the facility’s annual electricity, saving $137,762 over the last twelve-month period and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 33,189 metric tons per year.