On December 18, 2019, Simmons flipped the switch and began generating solar energy!  Over 1,200 solar panels were installed on the roof, which will generate 560,000 kilowatt hours of electricity every year. Sounds like a lot, right? This will cover about 70% of our annual electricity usage. Sure, saving costs on our electric bill is something to get excited about, but let’s talk about the positive impact it will have on our environment.

 

The amount of energy that we are creating is equivalent to:

  • Powering 67 homes for a year
  • Driving 82 cars for a year
  • Using 16,000 propone cylinders
  • Burning 423,000 pounds of coal

 

Those are some big numbers! We are proud of this investment and the good it will do for our environment. We’ve shared updates with employees throughout this solar journey. They have been extremely interested in this project and some are even talking about installing their own solar panels at home. Our hope is that our customers and vendors can be proud to do business with a socially responsible company. Even better, maybe this will inspire others to explore their own options in joining the clean energy movement!

        Simmons' Management Team
Simmons' Management Team flips the switch on solar.
Solar Panels  
 

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