PowerFlex Completes Rooftop Solar Project at ASICS Mississippi Distribution Center

Dec. 11, 2023
The project will provide $100,000 in energy savings during its first year and help power approximately 48% of ASICS' distribution center

PowerFlex has completed a second 1 MW rooftop solar project for ASICS, a designer and manufacturer of performance athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories, at its distribution center in Byhalia, Mississippi. 

The completed project brings the total solar-generated power at the distribution center to 2 MW, which is used to power the building load and offset utility costs. ASICS also began participating in net metering, which contributes power to the grid in an effort to build grid resiliency. 

The interconnection agreement between ASICS and NorthCentral Electric, the municipal utility, was coordinated by PowerFlex. 

“As ASICS continues towards a goal of reducing our overall CO2 emissions by 63% by 2030, today’s announcement is a strong step forward,” said Kyle Koestler, Director of Operations, ASICS North America. “The PowerFlex team were great partners in helping seamlessly complete the second rooftop solar project without disrupting our day-to-day business at the distribution center.”

Interconnecting the 2 MW of solar assets has increased ASICS' clean energy generation by enough to power approximately 48% of the distribution center. PowerFlex only required three months of active construction for the project, minimizing disruptions to ASICS' business while engaging local labor. 

The additional 1 MW is projected to provide nearly $100,000 in energy savings during its first year in operation while providing environmental benefits equivalent to removing 330 gas-powered passenger vehicles or offsetting the electricity needs of 290 households annually.