California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] enXco announced the signing of a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Carrier Clinic, a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare system, located in Belle Mead, New Jersey. The agreement sets in motion the development of the solar photovoltaic array that could reach 1.9 megawatts when design is completed.
Under the agreement, enXco will own and operate the system and supply the project’s output to Carrier Clinic on a net-metering basis. enXco is scheduled to begin construction this spring and expects the project will produce energy in the second quarter of 2009.
The ground-mount fixed tilt solar array, utilizing First Solar modules deployed from EDFEN’s (enXco’s parent company) global supply agreement, will be constructed on 12 acres and will be the largest solar system on a New Jersey hospital campus.
“enXco is pleased to deploy our solar development expertise with the Carrier Clinic and Clean Energy Holdings to provide clean, renewable energy for New Jersey” said Peter Solomon, senior manager distributed solar for enXco. “We are dedicated to helping New Jersey meet their renewable energy goals with this our fifth solar PV project built within a year in the state, and one of the first projects of 2009.”
The project, co-developed by Clean Energy Holdings in association with Trinity Solar, will further qualify for New Jersey Renewable Energy Certificates which are essential to the economics of the project.