Solar plants complete NJ

SunLight General Capital has announced the completion of two solar electric power generating projects in Bergen County, N.J. The projects have been installed at county municipal facilities at a capital cost of $3.5 million and generate a combined total of 743 kW.

Installed by renewable energy installation contractor Pfister Energy, the projects allows Bergen County to purchase electricity at a discounted price. Over a 15-year period, the county is guaranteed savings of approximately $250,000.

Under a power purchase agreement, SunLight General financed and owns the solar electric generating projects – a 115 kW rooftop facility at the Prosecutor's Office in Paramus, N.J. and a 628 kW parking canopy structure at the County Seat of Government in Hackensack, N.J.

The Bergen County project is part of a large wave of solar installations being constructed to provide electricity to New Jersey municipalities. These projects benefit from the New Jersey state renewable portfolio to promote solar energy as well as federal stimulus money. According to the Solar Electric Power Association’s solar data and mapping tool, more solar capacity is currently being installed in New Jersey than any other state, including California.

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