KDC Solar has joined forces with SunDurance Energy and the County of Middlesex in New Jersey to build a 6.7MW solar array. The ground-mounted system will generate 8.45 million kWh of solar electricity a year, catering for all of the energy requirements of the Middlesex Apple Orchard Complex in North Brunswick where it is being built.
Although KDC will carry out the majority of engineering, procurement and construction duties, it has subcontracted some of the installation to Solar Power Incorporated, which will also provide financial support and supply 26,000 LDK panels.
Construction is scheduled to start early next year, with grid connection expected in late Q3 or early Q4. Once operational, the annual savings from the project over the 15-year term of the power purchase agreement will range from US$725,000 to US$1.15 million.
“This solar facility follows Middlesex County's commitment to clean energy in which it has been a leader and is likewise consistent with KDC Solar's commitment to 'behind-the-meter' solar electric systems for business/government and institutions in New Jersey,” said Hal Kamine, KDC Solar's CEO.
Al Bucknam, SunDurance’s CEO, added, “Our in-house engineering team achieved the County's goal to cover 100% of their electric load; it's a great feeling to see what can be accomplished by a creative team focused on delivering exactly what the customer wants.”