United Arkansas Credit Union in Little Rock, Ark., is claiming its spot in the sun as the state’s first solar-powered financial institution, according to President and CEO Michael Armstrong.
Seal Solar Energy Solutions of North Little Rock installed a photovoltaic array at the credit union’s $1.3 million facility at 8405 Interstate 30 in southwest Little Rock. The solar plant is expected to generate more than 16 megawatts of electricity per year.
The array also augments a headquarters designed to provide 21st-century banking to an underserved market. The facility, with pods and an open concept, features a central lobby with energy-efficiency features and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays.
“From our services to facilities, United Arkansas Credit Union is modernizing banking,” Armstrong said. “With these energy savings, we can double down on member experience.”
Source: Arkansas Business