enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN) announces Commercial Operation of the 1.8 megawatt (dc) Belle Mead Solar Project. Located on the grounds of Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead, New Jersey, the solar system will supply 50% of Carrier Clinic’s electrical needs under a 25-year Power Purchase agreement.
The ground-mount fixed tilt solar array constructed on nearly 14 acres is the largest ground-mount project to date owned and operated by enXco. It is also the largest solar array on a New Jersey healthcare system campus.
“Belle Mead Solar Project marks the completion of enXco’s fifth solar energy development in New Jersey during 2009. Our commitment to help New Jersey businesses lower their energy cost is steadfast as we look forward to partnering with other New Jersey based businesses in 2010,” said Peter Solomon, director of distributed solar for enXco. “Our integrated approach to project development allows for the design of high-value, cost-effective energy solutions resulting in long-term energy and cost benefits for our clients.”
C. Richard Sarle, President and CEO of Carrier Clinic commented, “We truly enjoyed working with enXco to make this solar array possible, and thank them for bringing this opportunity and their expertise to our attention. It is extremely exciting to move forward into our 100th year with this unique combination of rich history and modern technology to power our campus and propel us through the next century.”
About enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company:
enXco (www.enxco.com) - an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com) develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States. For more than two decades, we have been a leader in wind-energy focusing on large-scale wind projects. Today enXco’s portfolio includes solar and biomass technologies, in an effort to help drive our nation’s transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco is a significant owner and developer of wind-energy installations in the United States, and is the leading third-party operations & maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.
About Carrier Clinic:
Carrier Clinic (www.carrierclinic.org), a private, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare system, specializes in psychiatric and addiction treatment. Carrier’s system includes a 281 licensed bed inpatient psychiatric hospital, 32 bed detoxification and rehabilitation center, a 78 bed adolescent residential facility, and a fully accredited middle and high school for students classified emotionally disturbed.