Clayton Sulphur Springs Installs Solar Panels

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At Clayton, we live by the guiding principles to Open doors, Be a home, Drive change, Do good and Earn trust. When the Clayton Home Building Facility in Sulphur Springs, TX saw the opportunity to connect those values through innovation and a memorable Team Member experience, they seized the moment.

In December 2019, Clayton Sulphur Springs installed a 200-kilowatt solar carport system – the first in Clayton's history. Installed by SolarOne, a solar development firm based out of Sherman, TX, the panels allows Clayton Sulphur Springs to offset 30-40% of its electricity usage with renewable energy.

The new solar power system has the potential to save upwards of $24,000 in annual energy costs for the facility. “Our new solar carport system not only serves as a cost savings tool, but also as a pivotal example of Clayton’s commitment to sustainable building and innovation,” says Gavin Mabe, director of engineering and technology at Clayton. “Our team is very proud to further promote our national green building initiative by creating clean renewable energy that our facility will use to build hundreds of homes every year.”

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An added bonus is how the solar panels have elevated their team member experience at Sulphur Springs. The solar panels were constructed to create a carport, offering team members’ vehicles shade and protection from the hot Texas sun.

“We hope this new solar panel system will serve as a test for further renewable energy enhancements across Clayton,” states General Manager of Clayton Sulphur Springs, Don McCann. “Our company is dedicated to tapping [into] smarter, sustainable energy sources and innovative technology to create a cleaner building process for our Clayton Built® homes.”

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