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Zotos To Build Wind Power Plant in Geneva, NY

July 28, 2010

Largest wind project of any manufacturing company in the U.S.

Zotos International Inc. has gotten the green light for a $7 million on-site wind power project for its manufacturing plant in Geneva, NY. The project was unanimously approved by city officials last night, and construction is expected to begin next month, according to Zotos, which is based in Darien, CT.

"We appreciate the City of Geneva, its leaders, community residents, Ontario County, the State of New York and numerous others who worked so hard on this project over the past year and a half for their support and faith in Zotos' future," said Anthony Perdigao, vice president of plant operations at Zotos. "It's incredibly exciting and gratifying to see our wind energy project move forward, and we are thrilled to showcase a success story for the new, green global economy."

Perdigao credited last year's federal stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), for covering 30% of the project's costs. With this assistance, Zotos expects to see a return on investment in less than five years.

According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Zotos' project is the largest wind project of any manufacturing company in the U.S. The Zotos project is comprised of two, 1,650 kW wind turbines that will generate approximately 7,500 mWh of renewable energy every year. As part of its project, Zotos will provide the city with a donation equivalent to 5& of the wind power generated on site.

The company, a subsidiary of Shiseido, is investing in wind power as part of a sustainability initiative aimed at powering its 670,000-sq.-foot plant with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2011.

The firm invested $30 million at its Geneva plant in just the past three and a half years.
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