Manufacturer of Plastic Food Containers Goes Solar

Inline Plastics was founded when R&G Mold and Pattern company merged with Inline in the 1980s. Since then, Inline Plastics has grown to become a leader in the plastic container industry. The company provides high-quality plastic goods while simultaneously achieving goals for sustainability.

As part of its sustainability effort, Inline Plastics uses plastics with the lowest possible ecological footprint. The company is also committed to recycling and imprints “Please Recycle Me” on all of its plastic containers. To further advance its sustainability initiatives, Inline Plastics decided to go solar and generate clean, renewable energy onsite. Inline Plastics has partnered with EnterSolar to complete a 964 kW solar system at its headquarters in Shelton, Connecticut.


Solar Photovoltaic System Specifications

The roof-mounted solar systems are made up of 2,716 individual solar modules and will produce an estimated 1,124,595 kWh of electricity annually. The environmental benefits of the systems are equivalent to taking 106 cars off the road each year or powering 115 homes each year. The use of this solar system will also result in the avoidance of approximately 1,096,633 pounds of CO2 per year.

Significant Financial Returns

Through the Connecticut ZREC (Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credits) Program, Inline Plastics receives credits for every MWh of solar energy generated. Those credits can be sold to the market for revenue. EnterSolar’s expertise in optimizing system design and solar project financing made going solar a sound capital investment for Inline Plastics.