Spire Installs PV Systems for BJ’s

Spire Corporation announced that its Spire Solar Systems business has completed construction of PV systems at two separate BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ’s) locations in Massachusetts (MA) and began construction on two additional stores located in New Jersey.

The solar power systems will be located on the big box retail facilities owned by BJ’s in Ledgewood and Flemington New Jersey, as well as South Attleboro and Leominster Massachusetts. Electricity will be provided to BJ’s under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tioga Energy, which announced earlier this year that it was working with BJ’s to develop the systems.

The BJ’s systems will have a total capacity of 1.6 megawatts, with the largest system made up of over 2,100 PV modules, producing nearly 540,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. Spire Solar Systems has served as the EPC provider by completely designing and commissioning the systems. Solar World USA provided modules and installation services were contracted by Spire to KW Management and Gate City Electric.

“We are pleased to have been selected by BJ’s and Tioga Energy to provide these cutting edge systems. The U.S. is rapidly becoming the largest market in the world for photovoltaics and we intend to be a significant player. The PV systems business also complements our turnkey module line customers by providing them with an outlet for the modules that they produce,” said Roger Little, chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation

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