Solis Partners Signs Contract with PSE&G, New Jersey’s Largest Utility
MANASQUAN, NJ (July 19, 2010) – Solis Partners, a leading integrator of commercial solar power systems, and one of New Jersey’s most innovative providers of renewable energy solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) to design, engineer and construct a 921 kilowatt system on their Central Electric Division headquarters facility in Somerset, New Jersey. Solis was chosen after going through a highly competitive and technical review process.
“We are very pleased to have entered into a contract with PSE&G to provide a turn-key solar rooftop PV system,” said Jamie Hahn, Managing Director of Solis Partners. “This project exemplifies PSE&G’s commitment to transform under utilized rooftops in NJ into clean renewable energy sources while reducing green house gases and creating new jobs in the Garden State.”
The Somerset project is part of the PSE&G Solar 4 AllTM Program. During the next several years, PSE&G will invest approximately $515 million to install 80MW of solar energy that helps New Jersey meet its renewable energy goal. PSE&G will own and operate the system as well as the associated environmental attributes. The clean energy produced is directly connected to the electric grid for the benefit of all customers.
Solis will design the system to incorporate both traditional flat glass-plated crystalline panels and Solyndra™ PV panels for the flat areas of the roof. The Solyndra™ panels are uniquely designed to optimize solar electricity production on commercial rooftops. These panels employ cylindrical modules, which capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface capable of converting direct, diffuse and reflected sunlight from the rooftop into electricity.
“New Jersey is blessed with good sunlight and a large amount of flat roof space. The installation of a solar energy system on our Central Division headquarters roof is just one of 20 large solar installations we are developing this year,” said Al Matos, Vice President, Renewables and Energy Solutions for PSE&G. “As an energy company we have made a commitment to greatly increase our solar generation capacity through projects such as this, and we are relying on companies like Solis Partners to help us reach our goals and create economic growth.”
About Solis Partners
Solis Partners is a leading developer and integrator of solar power systems to commercial, industrial and utility clients. Solis Partners designs, engineers and constructs leading-edge, optimized solar power systems enabling customers to meet their long-term energy needs while reducing operating costs and addressing their carbon liabilities. Solis is a comprehensive partner, offering the complete solution for both solar and roofing. Solis Partners is headquartered in Manasquan, New Jersey. For more information, please call (732) 800-0052, or visit www.solis.com.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).