Gehrlicher Solar America, Marina Energy and Solop collaborate on 13MW New Jersey project

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Gehrlicher Solar America has been announced as one of three companies working together to build a 13MW net-metered solar plant in New Jersey, USA, while German parent company Gehrlicher Solar Corporation remains in administration.

A 13MW net-metered solar PV plant is to be built in New Jersey by the large-scale energy generation company Marina Energy, the solar financier and developer Solops, and Gehrlicher Solar America. Thought to be one of the largest of its kind in the US, the ground mounted power station will serve the Phillipsburg NJ premises of Berry Plastics Corporation, a packaging firm, with the plant to be built next door. Berry Plastics Corporation will purchase the near 17GWh of electricity that the plant will produce each year.

Solops are currently working on 180MW total PV capacity and will be development partner on the project to Marina Energy, a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange listed energy services holding company South Jersey Industries.

Gehrlicher Solar America will be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm on the project that will contribute a hefty chunk to the 85MW of capacity being built by Gehrlicher Solar America in 2013. The system consists of 44,270 modules and 20 inverters and will save 13,055 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

The announcement of the project comes hot on the heels of reports that Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation, is close to finding a buyer. Gehrlicher Solar America, in contrast to the German parent company, is solvent and will apparently be unaffected by Gehrlicher Solar falling into administration.

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