19 Mar juwi solar completes NJ solar project for PSE&G
BOULDER, Colorado, MARCH 19, 2012 – juwi solar Inc. (JSI) (http://www.juwisolar.com) today announced the completion of the Mill Creek Solar Farm, a 3.8 megawatt solar photovoltaic energy facility located in Burlington Township, New Jersey that is part of Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s (PSE&G) Solar 4 All™ program. PSE&G owns the facility, which includes rights to all of the electricity generated and one hundred percent of the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) associated with the system. PSE&G selected JSI through a competitive bid process to perform all of the design, engineering, procurement and construction services associated with the solar project. The 25-acre solar facility is ground-mounted and consists of 29,400 fixed-tilt thin-film photovoltaic modules supplied by Solar Frontier.
The project is expected to generate about 5,500 megawatt-hours of zero-emissions electricity each year, which is enough to power approximately 600 average-size New Jersey homes. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates, this amount of solar electricity generation will also offset approximately 2,900 tons of greenhouse gas pollution per year — the equivalent of taking more than 600 cars off the road each year.
“juwi solar is proud to have worked with PSE&G to help it meets its solar energy goals under the Solar 4 All program,” said Michael Martin, CEO of juwi solar Inc. “By providing competitively-priced projects of exceptional quality, juwi continues its role as a leader in the utility-scale solar industry.”
The Mill Creek Solar Farm is JSI’s second completed solar project in New Jersey and its first to be built on behalf of PSE&G. JSI has also built three projects in the United States for PSE&G’s non-utility affiliate PSEG Solar Source and has commenced construction on a fourth project for PSEG Solar Source in Queen Creek, Arizona.
“New Jersey has some of the most aggressive solar goals in the country and in a very short time we have become a leading state for solar development,” said Al Matos, Vice President – Renewables and Energy Solutions for PSE&G. “Our Solar 4 All program is helping the state reach these goals by partnering with experienced developers like juwi to build projects like the Mills Creek Solar Farm.”
About juwi solar Inc.
juwi solar Inc. (JSI), based in Boulder, Colorado, specializes in developing, building and operating utility-scale solar energy generation facilities in North America. JSI is majority-owned by juwi Holding AG of Germany. With over 600 employees worldwide, juwi’s solar group has built more than 1,500 solar photovoltaic installations globally, totaling more than 950MW of operating capacity.