American Clean Energy completes 4.5MW solar project

27 August 2012 (Last Updated August 27th, 2012 18:30)

American Clean Energy has completed the installation of 4.5MW of solar arrays for the Toms River Regional School District located in New Jersey, US.

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American Clean Energy has completed the installation of 4.5MW of solar arrays for the Toms River Regional Schools located in New Jersey, US.

The solar electric photovoltaic arrays consist of 16,000 solar panels which are installed on the rooftops of 13 school buildings.

The newly installed systems could provide annual output of up to 5m kWh and the clean electricity generated is expected to power about 575 homes.

Steve Morgan, American Clean Energy chief executive officer, said the timing for this project is "perfect".

"As our installations have come online during the past months, Toms River has already begun to receive significant financial benefit from the solar energy production," Morgan added.

"Additionally, as the economy rebounds most experts predict we can expect energy prices in New Jersey to return to the double digit price increases we were experiencing the three years before the recession began."

American Clean Energy currently has a development pipeline of over 50MW in the northeast consisting of utility, commercial and municipal installations.


Image: About 16,000 solar panels were installed on the rooftops of 13 school buildings in New Jersey, US. Photo: courtesy of M.O. Stevens.