BEDMINSTER, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KDC Solar LLC, headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey through a subsidiary ("KDC Solar"), has commenced construction on a 6.1 MW ground mounted solar installation to be installed at The Lawrenceville School on the school's campus in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. KDC Solar has selected J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, to install the solar facility. Once built and as designed, the solar facility will generate approximately 8,600,000 kilowatt hours of solar electricity per year and supply 90% of the electric power needs for The Lawrenceville School facilities.
A ground breaking ceremony was held at the site on October 5th attended by officials from The Lawrenceville School, KDC Solar and Lawrence Township. The project is scheduled to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2012.
KDC Solar signed a procurement and construction contract with Creamer, a full service, multi-disciplined contracting company headquartered in Hackensack, NJ serving the business community, governmental agencies and utilities throughout the continental United States. The project is expected to use nearly 25,000 high efficiency 245W panels manufactured by SolarWorld Americas.
"As a school of future leaders, Lawrenceville has the potent opportunity both to be a good steward of our environment and to graduate students who will become good stewards as their lives take shape in societies around the world," said Wes Brooks, Lawrenceville's Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer. "This project has the scale to take the School virtually 'off the grid' while exposing our students to an example they will want to emulate. We are excited about this project and very pleased to be partnered with KDC."
"We are excited about the opportunity to provide the Lawrenceville School with clean, low cost, long-term solar energy," said Hal Kamine, KDC Solar's CEO. "This solar facility follows The Lawrenceville School's commitment to their Green Campus initiative and is consistent with KDC Solar's commitment to "behind-the-meter" solar electric systems for business/government and institutions in New Jersey."
"We are very pleased to be working yet again with KDC Solar on the Lawrenceville School solar project," said Robert A. Flock, Business Development Manager at Creamer. "This will be a first class energy producing facility for the school as they seek to enhance their green initiative. This will also be a great addition to the portfolio of solar projects constructed by J. Fletcher Creamer & Son."
About KDC Solar LLC
KDC Solar is the successor company to Kamine Development Corp ("KDC") which was established in 1985 to develop, construct, own, and operate co-generation natural gas fired power plants. KDC Solar is supported by an allocation of $225 million in equity from Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity fund with more than $1.8 billion of committed capital under management. KDC Solar has more than 50 MWs of "behind the meter" solar projects at businesses and institutions in various stages of construction throughout New Jersey and expects to have more 12 MWs in operation by January 2012. KDC Solar supplies commercial, institutions and governments with significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. For more information, visit www.kdcsolar.com.
KDC Solar LLC
Alan M. Epstein
Phone: (908) 212-3621
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 810 students in grades nine through post-graduate, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The School is located on 700 acres in the historic village of Lawrenceville, N.J.
For additional information visit: www.lawrenceville.org.
About J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc.
J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. has been in the renewable energy market for three years. We have been actively building both small wind projects and solar projects including but not limited to ground mounts, canopies, roof mounted and ballasted systems. We have installed a large variety of foundations unique to each project. With offices around the country and having worked in 37 states we are poised to build solar farms from coast to coast.
For more information please visit www.jfcson.com
SOURCE KDC Solar LLC