KDC Flips Switch on 6.31 MW Solar System for N.J. Hospital

December 22, 2014 By Karen Henry

CentraState Energy ManageKDC Solar has commenced commercial operations of its 6.31-MW solar panel system located at CentraState Medical in Freehold, New Jersey. The system will provide electricity to CentraState Medical, which serves more than 14,000 inpatients and more than 250,000 outpatient visits a year.

The solar panel project is the largest PV solar system supplying solar energy to any hospital in the State of New Jersey. The project is also one of the largest solar distributed generation facilities for a non-utility company providing electricity to any hospital on the East Coast of the United States.

The new system will generate approximately 8.1 million kWh of solar electricity per year, providing CentraState with approximately 30 percent of its annual electricity needs.

KDC Solar developed, owns and will operate the solar panel system.

KDC Solar signed an engineering and construction contract for the installation of the solar project with New Jersey-based general construction contractor Torcon Industries.  California-based contractor, SPI Solar, provided construction oversight for the project.

The solar panel system uses 21,408 PV panels, three Eaton Power Xpert 1500 kW inverters, one Advanced Energy Industries 500 kW inverters and is ground-mounted across 26.2 acres of land leased by CentraState to a subsidiary of KDC Solar.

KDC Solar also operates a 9.95- MW solar panel system that provides electricity to Eli Lilly and Company’s ImClone biopharmaceutical operations in Branchburg, New Jersey.

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