Buckmans.com is proud to have a state-of-the-art solar energy system at our corporate headquarters in Pottstown, PA! The roof-mounted, ground-mounted, and canopy mounted solar array converts sunlight into electricity, supplementing the power needed to run our sodium hypochlorite manufacturing facility (to learn more about this plant, visit buckmansinc.com). Currently, our roof-mounted array is the largest in the state of Pennsylvania!
The solar energy system produces over 1,610,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year from 6,334 high efficiency photovoltaic solar modules. By using electricity from a clean, renewable energy source, we offset 2.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide a year. This is equivalent to conserving over 127,300 gallons of gasoline annually.
The renewable energy project was made possible in part by a grant from the State of Pennsylvania as well as the Federal Government. We also have roof-mounted arrays on 5 of our 7 retail stores, making these locations energy-neutral.