The fourth annual Arkansas Environmental Technology Award was presented to the Husqvarna Group for its environmental efforts at its Nashville plant.
The group, which is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products, operates a plastic injection molding manufacturing operation in Nashville, Ark. \
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 in partnership with Today’s Power, Inc.
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.