POET completes first solar farm

October 14, 2021 |

In South Dakota, POET announced the completion of its first POET Solar Farm, which will help power the company’s corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls and showcase its ability to construct similar projects for others.
The solar farm’s completion comes in the wake of POET’s release of its inaugural sustainability report, in which the company pledged to transition its bioprocessing facilities to carbon neutrality by 2050.

The solar farm includes six rows of solar panels located adjacent to POET’s campus in northeast Sioux Falls. It is the largest on-site solar project in the city, generating renewable power equal to the annual electricity use of 90 homes and offsetting 630,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year.
The solar energy produced will not only make POET’s headquarters more sustainable, but the community of Sioux Falls as well; any excess solar power generated at POET will be utilized by the local grid to supply homes and buildings with renewable power. 

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