Solis Partners To Build 1.2MW Rooftop Solar PV System for Shore Point Distributing Company, Inc.
MANASQUAN, N.J. (April 23, 2011) – Solis Partners, a leading developer and integrator of commercial solar power systems, has been awarded a turnkey contract by Shore Point Distributing Company, Inc. (Shore Point) to install a rooftop solar power generation system on their corporate headquarters and central distribution location in Freehold, N.J.
Shore Point is one of New Jersey’s largest beverage distribution companies serving Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, Burlington, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. The 1.2 MW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on Shore Point’s 267,000- square-foot facility will offset approximately 75 percent of the building’s annual electric load.
“We are proud to be actively improving the environment while maintaining our reputation as one of New Jersey’s premier distribution companies,” said Rick Lonardo, vice president of operations at Shore Point. “This project will help us continue to provide the freshest and best quality beer while strengthening our commitment to the environment, our suppliers and our customers.”
Designed, engineered and constructed by Manasquan, N.J.-based Solis Partners, the solar array will consist of SolyndraTM PV panels that are designed to optimize solar electricity production on commercial rooftops. The system will consist of 5,732 panels that will generate approximately 1,380,600 kilowatt hours of electricity and eliminate more than 1,891,000 pounds of CO2 emissions annually.
“We’re delighted to be working with Shore Point.” said Jamie Hahn, managing director of Solis Partners. “As one of the leaders in the New Jersey beverage distribution industry, Shore Point’s solar initiative is sure to lead the way for companies that are interested in going solar. Their system will provide clean, low- cost energy for up to 25 years, serving as a hedge against electricity rate increases.”
The panels are being deployed in conjunction with a white “cool” roof system. The reflective roof will not only enhance the efficiency of the building envelope and increase energy savings, but will also increase the system’s overall solar production, said Hahn. The solar array is expected to be complete in June of this year.
Refrigerated distribution centers use large amounts of electricity around the clock. Many companies, like Shore Point, are opting for renewable energy, such as solar, as a means for offsetting their energy bill.
About Shore Point Distributing Company
Founded in 1933, Shore Point Distributing Co. is one of New Jersey’s largest beverage distribution companies, serving eight counties. Shore Point’s leading brands include Coors Brewing Company’s Coors Light, Crown Import products such as Corona and Modelo Especial and D.G. Yuengling & Sons Yuengling Lager. Shore Point distributes more than seven million cases of beer per year and employs over 200 people. In the summer of 2008, Shore Point opened the doors and truck bays of a brand new, 267,000-square-foot facility in Freehold, N.J. For more information visit http://www.shorepoint.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Solis Partners
Solis Partners is a leading developer and integrator of solar power systems for 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, N.J. For more information, please call (732) 800-0052, or visit www.solispartners.com.