Specialty lubricant supplier Ultrachem recently announced plans to install a new solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its corporate headquarters facility in New Castle, Del. Once complete, the system will generate enough electricity to serve the facility’s annual electricity needs.

“Ultrachem is committed to responsible, environmentally sustainable business practices, and we are excited to take the next step toward reducing our overall carbon footprint,” said Bob Whiting, president of Ultrachem.

The 185-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system will consist of more than 750 individual solar panels and will produce more than 200,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity per year, which equates to the reduction of more than 270,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually.

For the project, which is set to begin construction in mid-2012, Ultrachem has partnered with EnterSolar, a developer of commercial solar PV systems. The project is part of the Delaware SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Certificate) Pilot Program and will be interconnected to the New Castle Municipal Services Commission’s utility system.

For more information on Ultrachem, visit www.ultracheminc.com.