GREELEY, COLO. – As part of its commitment to meeting companywide sustainability goals, JBS USA has completed the installation of 1,440 solar panels at its US headquarters that will reduce energy consumption by 860,800 kilowatt-hours at the facility. According to Lenexa, Kan.-based Ally Energy Solutions, implementation partner on the project, the installation process was approximately six months and throughout the process, COVID-19 safety precautions, including social distancing between workers, were practiced.   

“JBS has ambitious sustainability goals for all of our sites across the globe,” said Jim Mullin, head of energy procurement with JBS USA, “and meeting them will require a process of continual improvement for years to come.”

He added that the project at the company’s Greeley facility will set the tone for similar investments in the future.

“Here at the JBS Headquarters, we’re committed to setting the example for how to move forward in meeting those goals, and this solar project is a very visible, very effective example of this commitment,” Mullin said.

“Our work with JBS at their Greeley headquarters is a great example of how we are helping the industrial and manufacturing industries green their footprint with projects that deliver high ROI,” said Chris Long, Ally Energy’s solutions director for lighting & electrical.

According to Ally, the electricity savings translates to the elimination of 608 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is the equivalent of consuming 7,044 barrels of oil; burning coal from nearly 17 rail cars; or using gas from 40 tanker trucks.