Somerset Tire Service’s (STS) Bridgewater, New Jersey distribution center is donning a new 1MW solar installation with 5,488, 185W PV modules by Mitsubishi Electric and installation completed by Advanced Solar Products (ASP). The rooftop solar system is anticipated to produce 1,197MWh of electricity per year.
“STS made an admirable commitment to the township to develop an environmentally sustainable facility,” said ASP President and CEO Lyle Rawlings. “Installing a solar array was an important part of achieving that goal, so they built their roof to maximize the benefit from their system. We were delighted to participate in this integrated green design project.”
STS’s distribution center sits on property that was previously owned by an industrial manufacturing company. The company worked with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and environmental engineers to remediate the soil and redevelop the site. Financing for the solar project partially came from the federal renewable energy treasury grant and the sale of New Jersey solar renewable energy credits, which will be created by the system over the next 15 years.