Manasquan, N.J., July 22, 2010 — Solis Partners won a contract by Public Service Electric and Gas Co. to design, engineer and construct a 921 kW 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.
The Somerset project is part of the PSE&G Solar 4 AllTM Program. During the next several years, PSE&G will invest about $515 million to install 80 MW 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.”