Scout Boats is generating clean renewable energy at its South Carolina facility

Scout Boats, a US-based builder of sporfishing boats, has started to generate clean renewable energy to power its manufacturing facility in Summerville, South Carolina.

At a ceremony earlier this month, Scout CEO Steve Potts flipped the switch to unveil the new 592kW solar energy system and announce the addition of a second solar energy system to be constructed at Scout Boats by Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS). In the first year, the roof-mounted solar array is expected to generate 775,752 kWh of energy, which is enough electricity to power 65 homes.

“As one of the largest employers in the tri-county area, we felt it is important, and our manufacturing responsibility, to be a resource for generating clean, renewable energy. Our partnership with HSGS allows us to do just that,” said Potts. “The solar array on our newest facility expansion, Plant D, is the start of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship with HSGS. And we hope to set an example for other manufacturers in our state and beyond.”

South Carolina-based solar contractor HSGS designed, engineered and constructed Scout Boats’ solar energy system and is now in the process of engineering and designing their second solar energy system, which will consist of four parking canopies, totaling a 605 kW solar PV system. HSGS will begin the construction of Scout Boats’ parking canopies in autumn 2019.

Scout Boats is a family-owned boat manufacturer and brand known for designing bay boats, dual console, center console coastal fishing boats and yachts.