The Radio Flyer rooftop and logo | Source: Radio Flyer/the Toy Book

Radio Flyer may be 104 years old, but the company is keeping things modern with a move towards sustainability in its manufacturing and materials. As one step, its corporate headquarters has integrated a solar solution across four separate rooftops.

The SolarEdge system not only reduces the carbon footprint of the company but also is expected to save about $50,000 in utility bills annually. Radio Flyer plans to use this saved money on employee programs and expanding manufacturing lines. This system produces energy equivalent to 114 cars driven in a year, 62.9 homes’ energy usage for a year, and 63 million smartphones charged.

SolarEdge Inverters | Source: Radio Flyer

This move keeps Radio Flyer on track in its goal to make its manufacturing and materials 100% carbon-free. It is a member of RE100, a global corporate renewable energy initiative, and has also received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status for its design and operations.

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.