Snyder’s-Lance unveils solar array

The sun will now supply about 30 percent of the electricity used annually at Snyder’s-Lance Inc.’s Hanover manufacturing plant.

The company on Tuesday unveiled its 3.55 megawatt solar panel system, said to be the largest ground-mounted system in the state. It will cut carbon emissions by 115,000 tons over 25 years, Snyder’s-Lance said.

Reading-based RMK Solar installed more than 15,000 solar panels made by Albuquerque, N.M.-based Schott Solar PV Inc. on 26 acres at the site.

State and federal grants helped underwrite the roughly $14 million project, which began last September.

Snyder’s of Hanover merged with Lance Inc. last year to form the country’s second-largest salty snack manufacturer. Shares trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LNCE.

Tim Stuhldreher

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