NJRCEV completes construction of solar projects in US

12 January 2012 (Last Updated January 12th, 2012 18:30)

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources has completed the construction of a 14.1MW solar system built on McGraw-Hill’s campus in New Jersey, US.

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources has completed the construction of a 14.1MW solar system built on McGraw-Hill's campus in New Jersey, US.

The $59.5m solar array is expected to produce 18.4 million kilowatt hours a year, reducing an estimated 12,689t of carbon equivalent emissions annually. The company has also planned to bring other projects in New Jersey into service during the first quarter of fiscal 2012; these include a 3.6MW facility at the Village of Manalapan, the remaining 25% of a 4.7MW system in Vineland, and the 1.3WM development across two rooftops in Edison.

The $17.2m, ground-mount solar project located in Manalapan, is expected to produce 4.5 million kilowatt hours and eliminate an estimated 3,100t of annual carbon emissions. The remaining 25% of the solar project in Vineland completes the $22.3m ground-mount facility. This system is connected to the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility and use a single-axis tracking system. The solar array is expected to produce 7.2 million kilowatt hours annually, cutting an estimated 4,950t of annual carbon emissions.

NJRCEV has also commissioned two rooftop systems in Edison, representing an investment of $6.4m. These systems are expected to produce 1.5 million kilowatt hours a year, eliminating an estimated 1,060t of CO2 emissions annually.

These solar installations are the latest commercial projects completed by NJRCEV. In addition, the company has invested some $123m in rooftop and ground-mount solar systems with a total capacity of 27.6MW in the New Jersey counties of Cumberland, Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth.