Metuchen Sportsplex

Metuchen, New Jersey

System Details
System Size: 312 kW
Modules: 248 LG 250 watt
Expected Production: 359,000 kWh 1st Year
Usage Offset: 34%
Expected SREC Revenue: $176,000 1st year

Environmental Benefits
Reduced CO2 Emissions: 215 Metric Tons / Yr
Recycling Waste vs Sending to Landfill: 95 Tons
Carbon Sequestered Annually by U.S. Forests: 208 Acres
CO2 Emissions from Gas Consumed: 28,396 Gallons

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Turnkey solar panel solution including design, engineering, installation, federal & state grant applications paperwork, system training
  • Executed without interrupting day-to-day business operations
  • Provides 34% of energy needs

 

CHALLENGES

The Metuchen Sportsplex is built on a remediated brownfield site. The site was originally part of a 19-acre tract formerly used to manufacture products containing asbestos. The Maven Group affiliate Recycland, LLC, remediated the land as part of its commitment to adaptive re-use of contaminated sites.

As part of its development agreement with the Borough of Metuchen, The Maven Group moved forward with solar in late spring of 2011 to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint and affirm its commitment to renewable energy. They selected Solar Energy World, Maryland’s leading solar experts, as their partner.

 

SOLUTIONS

Solar Energy World installed a 312kW solar array with 1,248 LG 250-watt solar panels at the Metuchen Sportsplex in central New Jersey. The solar energy system will supply approximately 34% of the building’s energy needs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 215 metric tons a year.

The system consists of 1,248 LG 250w solar panels. Providing 34% of the building’s electricity, the system is expected to save $33,397 annually in energy costs. Additionally, the commercial solar installation will provide an estimated $176,280 in revenue each year from roughly 312 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) that the system generates. More information about New Jersey’s SREC program can be found at http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/programs/solar-renewable-energy-certificates-srec/new-jersey-solar-renewable-energy.

“We are proud to be a part of this project,” said Tope Lala, managing partner of Solar Energy World. “Not only will installing solar save the company thousands of dollars in energy costs, but the positive environmental impact of going solar is magnified by the re-use of a brownfield site. This type of complex represents everything great about solar energy and green construction.”