Friday, February 3, 2012

Massive NJ Solar Facility Begins Operation

The second largest photovoltaic rooftop solar facility in New Jersey began commercial operation last week. The 4.88-megawatt solar system will generate approximately 6.2 million hours of solar electricity per year and is designed to supply more than 60 percent of the electric power needs for the White Rose grocery warehouse site in Carteret, New Jersey.

KDC Solar, headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, has begun commercial operation of the second largest PV roof-mounted solar system in New Jersey at the White Rose Inc. warehouse in Carteret. The new system will allow White Rose to significantly reduce its carbon footprint through the production of clean electricity

.The installation was done by Solar Power Inc. a global leader in producing world-class solar energy facilities. SPI procured over 22,000 high quality panels manufactured by LDK Solar. A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the occasion was held at the site on January 25th.

White Rose Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor in the New York metroploitan area, serving retail supermarkets through the northeast with grocery, refrigerated and frozen food products. The photovoltaic system will supply years of clean, low-cost, solar energy to White Rose.

From an electrical consumption perspective, the building has no measurable adverse impact on the environment, rather, it will significantly help the environmental by reducing the carbon footprint from its operation and creating a cleaner environment. 

The facility is a successful model which KDC Solar will replicate, which in turn will create and preserve long-term jobs. KDC Solar currently operates four facilities in New Jersey producing 12 megawatts of solar power, and is constructing more than 60 megawatts of "behind the meter" solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout the state.