EconoTimes | October 7, 2016
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that it has been chosen by the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF) as the recipient of the 2016 Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership.
Each year, the AEF Diamond Award recognizes one company that demonstrates initiative and/or leadership in managing its environmental efforts. This year’s award recognizes the Aerojet Rocketdyne Solar Farm which now powers approximately 30 percent of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Camden, Arkansas operations, and also provides power to the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives. The Solar Farm is the largest operating solar field in Arkansas. The 12-megawatt (alternating current) array, located in the Highland Industrial Park, is owned and operated by Silicon Ranch Corp. and is capable of generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2,400 single-family homes with zero emissions.
It is the success of a collective group of community-minded organizations led by Aerojet Rocketdyne with a common recognition that clean energy must be a component of the future success of Arkansas. The organizations include Aerojet Rocketdyne, Southern Arkansas University Tech, Ouachita Electric Cooperative Company, Silicon Ranch, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Company, and Highland Industrial Park Inc.