KDC Solar Partners with SunDurance, SPI on N.J. Project

KDC Solar LLC, through a subsidiary, has teamed up with SunDurance Energy LLC and the County of Middlesex, N.J., to design, install, own and operate a 6.7 MW ground mounted solar installation at the Middlesex Apple Orchard Complex in North Brunswick Township, N.J. As presently designed, the solar facility will generate approximately 8,450,000 kWh of solar electricity per year and supply 100 percent of the electric power needs for site facilities.

Once operational, savings from the project for Middlesex County will escalate from $725,000 to $1.15 million annually over the 15-year term of the power purchase agreement. Subject to obtaining the necessary permits, construction is scheduled to start early next year, with the objective that the project should be fully operational in the third or fourth quarter of 2012.

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KDC Solar executed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with SunDurance, a nationwide solar energy company that develops, designs, builds and operates megawatt-scale solar power solutions, to construct the project. KDC Solar has also contracted with Solar Power Inc. to provide certain construction management services and financing and to supply approximately 26,000 high efficiency panels produced by LDK Solar Ltd.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide the County of Middlesex and the citizens of Middlesex with clean, low cost, long-term solar energy,” said Hal Kamine, KDC Solar’s CEO. “This solar facility follows Middlesex County’s commitment to clean energy in which it has been a leader and is likewise consistent with KDC Solar’s commitment to ‘behind-the-meter’ solar electric systems for business/government and institutions in New Jersey.”

“We’re very pleased to be involved in this leadership project with Middlesex County,” said Al Bucknam, CEO of SunDurance. “Our in-house engineering team achieved the county’s goal to cover 100 percent of their electric load; it’s a great feeling to see what can be accomplished by a creative team focused on delivering exactly what the customer wants.”

“This project exemplifies the importance of our alliance with KDC Solar as we jointly continue to deliver state-of-the-art solar energy facilities which help business, governments and institutions reduce their energy costs,” said Steve Kircher, CEO of SPI Solar. “We look forward to working with KDC Solar on this important project.”

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