Zotos International has installed two wind turbines at its Geneva-NY-based plant, as part of a sustainability program. With about 6.5 million kWh of electricity produced annually, the wind turbines will provide more than 60% of the company’s energy requirements. The Zotos Wind Project is one of the top on-site wind projects currently being undertaken by a manufacturing company in the United States, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Zotos’ energy goal is to utilize 100% renewable energy by 2012.
The company is working with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover about 30% of the cost. The Zotos plant, 670,000 ft2, is home to more than 500 employees with a production capacity of 100 million units annually.