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Dixon Facility Installs 1.8-Megawatt Solar Array to Reduce Carbon Emissions

DIXON, ILLINOIS, USA (August 24, 2021) – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, installed a solar array at their Dixon, Illinois, facility as part of the company’s global sustainability initiatives and commitment to renewable energy; the installation will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in northern Illinois by 2,435 metric tons a year.

Construction of the solar array began in October 2020 and includes photovoltaic panels on the ground and a portion of the facility’s roof. The renewable energy generated by the array will equate to approximately 40% of the Dixon facility’s annual electricity needs.

The installation increases the amount of renewable energy on the Dixon-area energy grid by supplying the community’s utility with solar energy; any incremental energy produced by the installation reverts to the community energy grid.

“At Donaldson, we continually look for ways to improve, to operate more sustainably, and make a difference in our communities. Reducing our community’s GHG emissions by 2,435 metric tons every year—the approximate equivalent of taking 470 cars off the road—is an achievement we are especially proud of.”

Scott Jackson, Donaldson Dixon Plant Manager

To commemorate the occasion, an all-employee outdoor event, Here Comes the Sun, took place Saturday, August 28, where Donaldson employees and their families enjoyed food, outdoor games, and music, along with a ceremonial flipping of the solar array switch.



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