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RLS Logistics Taking NJ Headquarters Solar With HelioSage

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  • 03 2011 15
    NEWFIELD, NJ -RLS Logistics, one of the region's leading temperature-controlled logistics providers, and HelioSage, a Mid-Atlantic solar project developer, have announced plans to retrofit the RLS headquarters with solar electricity. The roof-mounted solar array, with a capacity of approximately 1.5 megawatts, will be capable of producing nearly two million kilowatt-hours of clean power each year and is expected to generate significant energy cost savings for RLS over the life of the system."I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we could generate a quarter of our facilityUnder a contract known as a Power Purchase Agreement, or PPA, RLS will simply host the solar array and pay a monthly solar power bill, allowing the company to go solar without any capital outlay. At no point will RLS be responsible for any capital expenditures or ongoing operations and maintenance costs. Under the 15-year contract, the price RLS will pay for solar electricity comes at a considerable discount to its current rates for utility power.  

    A 1.5 MW solar array in New Jersey can generate around 1.8 million kilowatt-hours annually, according to HelioSage’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Hantzmon. Says Mr. Hantzmon, “The solar array that RLS will host is essentially a mini-power plant on the facility’s roof. We anticipate annual electricity production sufficient to power 160 average U.S. homes.” Sursa: renewableenergyworld.com