NSG Group has launched a 1.4 MW photovoltaic solar array at its Rossford, Ohio, USA glass manufacturing facility.

The flat glass manufacturer said the solar field is fully operational and will supply about 2.5 million kWh of renewable energy annually.

The array is owned and operated by AEP OnSite Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power and will provide energy to the facility for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement.

Greg Chastain, NSG Group's Regional Sustainability Director, North America, said: "This solar project adds to our portfolio of solar and energy savings projects across the globe and is part of the NSG Group's commitment to reducing carbon emissions by at least 30% by 2030.”

The build, on a repurposed brownfield site, is powered by 4300 thin film solar panels manufactured by First Solar using NSG Group's solar energy glass products.