BEDMINSTER—KDC Solar LLC through its wholly owned subsidiary, KDC Solar Nugen WR, has begun commercial operation of the second largest PV roof-mounted solar system in the state at the White Rose Inc. warehouse in Carteret. The new system will allow White Rose to reduce its carbon footprint through the production of clean electricity.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the occasion was held at the site on January 25th. Among the dignitaries in attendance were Assemblyman Joseph D. Eagan, 17th Assembly District and member of telecommunications and utility committee; Middlesex County Freeholder Ron Rios, Sarah Gentile from theDepartment of Environmental Protection; Carteret Mayor David Reiman and a representative from Assemblyman John Wisnewski's office.
The 4.88-megawatt solar system will generate approximately 6.2 million hours of solar electricity per year and is designed to supply more than 60 percent of the electric power needs for the White Rose grocery warehouse site, which is owned by KTR Capital Partners. The installation was done by Solar Power Inc. a global leader in producing solar energy facilities. SPI procured over 22,000 panels manufactured by LDK Solar.