Constellation Energy to install 5.2-MW solar PV facility in New Jersey
(ADPnews) - Oct 21, 2010 - US energy producer and trader Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG) said on Wednesday it had agreed to install a 5.2-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) array at the New Jersey facility of UK specialty chemicals maker Johnson Matthey (LON:JMAT).
The ground-mounted solar array will be designed and built by US PV equipment maker SunPower Corp (NASDAQ:SPWRA), which will also provide the solar panels and a tracker system to position the panels to follow the sun during the day. The installation will cover 20% of the facility’s power needs and will save 2,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide, the amount emitted by 500 cars a year.
Construction works on the project are already in progress, with completion scheduled for the first three months of 2011. All produced power will be sold to Johnson Matthey under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
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