Developer and commercial solar installer Genie Solar Energy has completed an innovative rooftop solar installation for Kraft Power, a provider of generator and cogeneration systems. Kraft Power’s 57.5-kW custom rooftop solar system was installed at its distribution center in Pompton Plains, NJ. The system will provide Kraft with enough clean electricity to offset the equivalent CO2 emissions generated by burning over 447,960 pounds of coal, or 46 houses per year for the next 25 years.
“Kraft Power is elated that, with the completion of this project, we are able to offset up to 100% of our average electricity consumption with electricity generated by American-made solar panels,” said Owen Duffy, CEO of Kraft Power. “As a provider of on-site critical power systems to our clients’ facilities, we continue to lead by example through the expansion of our solar program. With the solar arrays now in place at our New Jersey location, we have taken another big step to reduce our consumption of utility-generated power while substantially cutting electricity costs.”
Kraft Power supplies on-site power systems to hospitals, factories, communications, and other facilities that depend on reliable energy generation. The company also provides highly efficient cogeneration solutions. Many of these systems convert renewable biogas waste into clean energy.
“We are delighted to have designed, built and installed this successful project for Kraft Power, one of the leaders in its field,” said Genie Solar’s Managing Director, Sara Schwandt. “We designed this project to maximize the return on investment to Kraft Power over the project lifetime utilizing solar panels made in America. Since completion, our system’s performance has exceeded expectations, further enhancing the project economics.”
Schwandt added, “We deliver tailor-made strategic energy plans and installations to maximize value for our clients whether their priorities are greater energy efficiency or cleaner and greener solutions. We also help clients finance, lease and buy solar generation systems while maximizing the value of grants and other incentives.”
— Solar Builder magazine