First Citizens turns to solar power

First Citizens Bank is going green — and we’re not talking about the color of cash money.

The Raleigh-based bank announced today that it is installing a 1.7 megawatt solar panel system on the roof of its Tryon Road corporate data center in Raleigh that will produce enough electricity to power about 200 homes annually.

“First Citizens is glad to help advance solar power use in North Carolina,” CEO Frank Holding Jr. said in a prepared statement.

A Mooresville company, SunEnergy1, is coordinating the project.

More than 1,100 First Citizens employees work at the data center at 100 East Tryon Road. The bank has 430 branches in 17 states and Washington, D.C.


Reposted from the Raleigh News & Observer