The Masonic Home of New Jersey has been owned by the Masons since the mid-1800’s and as its members have progressed society, the building itself has now been updated with a 1.16MW solar installation. Designed by NJ Solar Power, the solar array uses 5,656 Kyocera Solar KD205 modules for a yearly power production of 1,547,412kWh of solar energy.
The Burlington Lodge employs ground-mounted panels with UniRac structures and four PV-powered PVP 260-480 inverters and is under a PPA contract with Solar Power Partners. Solar Power Partners, which used institutional financing and Solar Renewable Energy Certificates for the PPA, advised that the agreement allows the Burlington property to purchase solar electricity without sustaining the initial cost of the installation.
“The Masons have a long history of being responsible global citizens — their conversion to solar energy will minimize both their carbon footprint and utility expenses,” commented Bob Powell, president and CEO of Solar Power Partners. “Making the PPA available for the members of the Burlington Lodge ensures that they will have access to clean energy at a stable rate for years to come.”
NJ Solar Power will continue to service the solar installation throughout the life of the solar panels. A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the solar installation will be held later this summer.