WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) -- Sekisui, a Winchester based manufacturing company, has installed a solar farm made up of more than 2,000 high efficiency solar panels.
The 814-kilowatt system will produce enough energy each year to power 84 average homes. That's the equivalent of taking 210 midsize cars off the roads or planting nearly 4,000 trees.
Charles Snavely, Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, was on hand for today's ceremony where he praised the company's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
"It's a moral obligation to protect the enviroment of our state. At the same time we are trying to grow the economy of Kentucky," said Snavely. "I think that you are a great example of the type of corporate citizen that we want to have in Kentucky."
The instillation of this new solar energy system moves Sekisui into the top 5 private producers of solar energy in the state.