Yingli Green Energy has now completed the installation of the solar power system at the New York Jets’ team headquarters and training centre in Florham Park, NJ. The roof-mounted installation, utilizing over 3,000 Yingli Solar panels, is expected to produce over 750MWh of renewable electricity each year.
Syncarpha Capital, which owns the system, selected SunDurance Energy for the turnkey design and construction of the project, and partnered with Evolution Energies as the project developer. Nautilus Solar Energy will provide ongoing asset management services for the system. All of the power produced by the system will be sold to the Jets under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).
“The New York Jets are excited to be at the forefront of incorporating solar energy into the NFL. When we decided to add solar energy to the Atlantic Health Training Center, going green was the catalyst,” said Thad Sheely, New York Jets’ executive vice president of finance and stadium development. “This project is the first of many green initiatives on behalf of the team, and we are proud to be green in color and also in deed. We chose the right partners and are thrilled about what this installation will do for our organization, our community, and hopefully for inspiring the entire league.”
“We are excited to have formed a long-term partnership with the New York Jets, and to align our brand with the most popular sport in America,” said Robert Petrina, managing director of Yingli Green Energy Americas. “We commend the Jets for their commitment to renewable energy, as well as the dedication of Syncarpha Capital and SunDurance Energy to make this project a reality – it’s truly a winning combination.”
“We’re proud to have finished this project on-budget, and on-schedule, just in time for the NFL season,” said SunDurance Energy CEO, Al Bucknam. “Designing and building a solar project that will stand the test of time requires the same commitment to execution excellence that is required for success in the NFL. The New York Jets demand the very best from themselves and from their partners, and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this stellar team.”