In the News: Pisgah Energy and Southern Current Complete Commercial Solar Installation at Contec, Inc. Headquarters

In the News: Pisgah Energy and Southern Current Complete Commercial Solar Installation at Contec, Inc. Headquarters

This unique roof and ground-mounted system is Contec’s second solar installation, expanding its efforts to use renewable energy and minimize environmental impact.
Contec recently partnered with Pisgah Energy and Southern Current to design, develop and install a roof and ground-mounted solar project at their headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The two systems, totaling 625.5 kWdc, serve as the on-site electrical generation for Contec, expanding their efforts to manufacture their goods with renewable energy. Contec headquarters now has a total of 1668 solar panels that will supply power to the facility. This net-metered system is estimated to produce 944,600 kWh and offset Contec’s electricity usage by 53%.
We are thrilled to complete this installation. We take our responsibility to our community and our planet seriously, and this is a key part of our broader, ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts.


—Jack McBride, Contec CEO

Contec’s President, Avi Lawrence echoed the sentiment noting, “We’ve already begun tracking and sharing the results of these efforts with our associates and customers; framing the data in a way that is easy to understand by using analogies to personal energy use.” Pisgah Energy was the lead developer and worked in collaboration with Charleston SC-based Southern Current to provide construction services for the project. Southern Current installed the project utilizing REC 370 solar modules on both the ground and roof-mounted systems. “Any time two different projects are being installed simultaneously on the same property,” says Southern Current’s project manager, Scott Wolfrey, “there are additional challenges, risks, and barriers that must be considered to provide the customer the best experience and product.” Pisgah Energy and Southern Current are thrilled to help further Contec’s commitment to using renewable energy through the installation of this solar project.
Working with a customer like Contec is great because they see both the business case for solar and how critically important renewable energy is for a more sustainable future. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without companies like Contec stepping up and leading the way.


—Evan Becka, President and Senior Developer at Pisgah Energy



Pisgah Energy is on a mission to lead the transition of commercial, municipal and institutional clients from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. We serve our clients using insight and expertise derived from 20 years of working in the renewable energy sector. We provide comprehensive solar and energy storage design & development services for commercial, municipal, and institutional clients across the Southeast. Our team has a proven track record of developing solar and energy storage projects that are both innovative and uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.


Southern Current is a leading solar developer and EPC with hundreds of systems currently providing power to customers across the United States. Our integrated platform includes Project Development, Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Finance, and Asset Management. Our mission is to help create a more reliable, economical, and sustainable energy future for the United States.


Contec, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of contamination control products for mission-critical cleaning in manufacturing environments worldwide. Contec’s cleanroom wipes and mops are used in various industries across the globe— biomedical, pharmaceutical, medical device, microelectronics, optics, semiconductor, data storage, animal lab, automotive OEM, aerospace, and other critical industrial applications.