SES commission 240.24kW PV system in the US

15 February 2012 (Last Updated February 15th, 2012 18:30)

Solar Energy Systems (SES) has commissioned a new 240.24kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Eldorado Coffee Roasters worldwide headquarters in New York, US.

Photovoltaic system

Solar Energy Systems (SES) has commissioned a new 240.24kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Eldorado Coffee Roasters worldwide headquarters in New York, US.

The system will produce in excess of 280,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy annually, enough to satisfy the entire facility's yearly demand for electricity.

Eldorado Coffee Roasters vice president Andres Martin said the company is always seeking better ways to roast and pack the finest coffees in the world, and the solar project will be the perfect fit for its green initiative.

Mr Martin said: "We will be much more energy efficient and be able to fulfil our commitment to the world and its environment."

SES which engineered, constructed, and financed the solar project will also operate and maintain the system.

The company will sell the solar kWh generation to Eldorado Coffee Roasters at a discounted rate under a power purchase agreement (PPA).

SES president David Buckner said Eldorado continues to be a great partner, helping SES launch its first solar PPA in New York City.

"Its commitment to deliver a more environmentally responsible product has been the driving force behind the whole project" said Buckner.

The solar system will eliminate more than 500,000lbs of CO2, 500lbs of NOx and 2000lbs of SO2 emissions from the air annually.

Funding for the project has been provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), combined with federal, state and local tax incentives.

SES, in addition has obtained recovery and reinvestment act funds through NYSERDA, and a federal tax incentive.

 

Image: The solar array produces in excess of 280,000kWh of clean energy annually, in New York.