San Diego, CA May 2, 2011 - enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (Paris: EEN), Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), and the Matrix Development Group celebrated the completion of the 2.8 megawatt rooftop project with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The solar system, developed as part of PSE&G's Solar-4-All program, and consisting of 10,395 Suntech 275 kW modules, covers 217,000 square feet of rooftop space on two Matrix-owned buildings in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The electricity generated by the project is enough to power approximately 375 homes.
"enXco is proud to partner with PSE&G to help them achieve their 80 MWp Solar-4-All program goals. This represents our sixth solar project in New Jersey, and adds to our 100+ MWp of both distributed generation and utility-scale projects developed throughout the US and Canada. Solar energy is a vital component of a domestic renewable energy portfolio, and the completion of this project further demonstrates our commitment to developing sustainable energy sources," said Peter Solomon, Director of Solar Origination at enXco.
As the fastest growing market for solar photovoltaics in the U.S., New Jersey is also one of the largest in terms of installations, second only to California. New Jersey's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires each supplier/provider serving retail customers to procure 22.5% of the electricity from renewable sources, and a minimum of 2,518 gigawatt-hours (GWh) from in-state solar electricity generating facilities by 2021.