SMC Corporation of America Partners with HSI Solar to Install a 1.1MW Ground Mounted Solar Array


SMC breaks ground on a 2,472-panel solar energy system in partnership with Indianapolis-based HSI Solar. This system is one of the first steps in a proposed multi-phase initiative at SMC’s North American headquarters. The system will produce an estimated 1.4GWh of energy annually. While not historically known as a renewable energy state, Indiana has seen rapid adoption in the last several years, due to improved economics and ease of access.

“SMC is committed to long term sustainability initiatives that positively impact our eco-footprint,” said SMC President, CEO Kelley Stacy. “In addition to the environmental and social benefits, this system will reduce our energy consumption and costs, freeing up the budget for workplace improvements and development.”

“We’ve worked closely with SMC to develop a plan that directly addresses their goals. We take a holistic approach to all of our projects, not just maximizing the system size, but identifying the best combination of solutions to achieve our partner’s economic, social and environmental objectives,” said Nick Koon, Co-Founder of HSI Solar.

Construction is underway on Phase I and is expected to be completed and operational in late 2023. HSI Solar is currently in the preliminary design stage of Phase II for the project.