Rome, Georgia, October 15, 2013 – Pirelli Tire LLC and Hannah Solar LLC agreed to a partnership for construction of a 500 KW photovoltaic energy generation facility on the property directly in front of Pirelli’s tire manufacturing plant in Rome, Georgia. This solar project is expected to generate more 13,000 Megawatt hours of clean energy over the next 20 years.
The facility, to be built on three acres of land, will produce solar energy under the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, an innovative solar energy purchase program. Pirelli will lease the property, Georgia Solar Power Company and Energy Ecosystem will develop the project, and Hannah Solar will manage the solar facility.
Hannah said construction will begin in late October and the facility aims to start producing energy in January 2014.
“Pirelli has a strong commitment to sustainability, and the partnership with Hannah furthers this commitment,” said Paolo Ferrari, CEO of Pirelli for North America.
“Hannah Solar is pleased to partner with Pirelli to produce sustainable solar power and promote environmentally clean energy in Georgia,” said Pete Marte, CEO of Hannah Solar.
Founded in 1872, Pirelli & C. SpA is the fifth largest tire manufacturer in the world in terms of sales. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 36,000 people around the world. Pirelli is a leading producer of premium tires due to its commitment to R&D. Successfully competing in motorsport since1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship, the Superbike world championship, and many single marquee championships around the world.
Pirelli achieved a perfect score in the FTSE 4 Good Global and European STOXX sustainability index, and has maintained a global sustainability leadership position in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes for seven consecutive years. In 2012, Pirelli scored an 89 in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, far above the sector average of 69.
Pirelli services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).
ABOUT HANNAH SOLAR:
Hannah Solar, LLC is the one of the largest solar companies in Georgia. Hannah Solar is a full service design/build, NABCEP Certified, solar integrator headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was started in 2008 and is a renewable energy solutions provider. Services include solar Engineering, Procurement, & Construction (EPC), Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure deployment and critical back-up generation. Site-specific Solar Photovoltaic energy solutions include Commercial, Utility, and Residential clean power solutions. Hannah Solar serves a large variety of industry sectors including agriculture, commercial, hospitality, local, county, and state governments, military, schools, colleges and universities, as well as faith-based institutions.
For further information please contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
Hannah Solar Sales and Marketing- Bridgette Kelly