Renewable energy engineering and construction company RMT has joined forces with Pilesgrove Solar, a joint venture between Panda Power Funds and Con Edison Development, in order to construct an 18MW solar energy facility located in Pilesgrove, NJ. Once complete, the plant is expected to be the largest in Northeastern America.
Panda Power Funds is responsible for managing development, engineering and construction of the solar project while Con Edison Development will be managing the operation, maintenance, energy management and financing. Atlantic City Electric will be the host utility for the system.
RMT is responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the civil infrastructure, solar modules and racking system, DC and AC electrical systems, SCADA system, and meteorological system. The project will involve the installation of over 71,000 Suntech photovoltaic solar modules. RMT also provided preliminary engineering and permitting support for the project.
“We partnered with RMT on this project because they have successfully designed and constructed dozens of utility-scale renewable energy facilities across the U.S.,” saidTodd Carter, president and senior partner of Panda Power Funds. “We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with RMT.”
“The Pilesgrove solar facility will help boost America’s energy independence and provide long-term environmental benefits,” said Robert Mennella, senior vice president and COO at Con Edison Development. “We tapped RMT for this project because they have a track record of designing and constructing high quality renewable energy facilities.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Panda Power Funds and Con Edison Development on this state-of-the art solar energy facility,” said Frank Greb, RMT Vice President. “The facility will create enough clean energy to power over 5,100 homes and will create over 100 construction jobs.”
The Pilesgrove solar facility is expected to begin commercial operation by Q2’11.