Solis Partners Completes Solar Project at NFI Industries’ New Subaru of America Distribution Center
FLORENCE, NJ (Nov 26, 2013) – Solis Partners, a full service commercial solar power provider, has completed the installation of a 994-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the new Subaru of America Parts Distribution and Training Center owned by NFI Industries in Florence, NJ.
NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. The NFI facility that hosts the new solar PV system, located in NFI Park at Florence Crossings, is a class A 526,050-square-foot state of the art distribution facility and one of the largest build-to-suit developments in the state in 2012.
The rooftop solar array consists of 4,200 panels and is forecast to produce 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy in the first year of operation or about 60 percent of Subaru’s annual electricity needs. Over the life of the system, this will equate to the reduction of more than 19,950 metric tons of CO2 gas emissions roughly equivalent to the impact of taking more than 4,150 cars off the road.
“We’re delighted to have worked with NFI and Subaru on this great project,” said Jamie Hahn, managing director of Solis Partners. “In addition to providing an immediate savings on electricity costs, the solar array will provide a long-term hedge against future rate hikes and demonstrate both NFI and Subaru’s commitment to sustainable operations.”
The solar system operates under a full service PPA allowing NFI, along with its tenant Subaru, to install solar with no capital investment and reduce energy expenses from day one. The solar array is one of many environmentally friendly features of the building, which will seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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 732-722-5917 or visit www.solispartners.com.