Bedminster-based KDC Solar LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CI Renewables LLC, said Jan. 4 the commercial operations of its 1.6 megawatt (MW) solar carport at CentraState Medical in Freehold is in operation. The new system will generate approximately 2.1 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity per year. This is the equivalent of approximately 253 homes being supplied with all their electricity for a year.
Together with the 7 MW ground mount system, commissioned in 2014 and the 3.9 MW solar carport system, commissioned in 2019, all developed and built by KDC Solar, CentraState Medical has the highest percentage of solar electricity of any hospital in the State of New Jersey. Collectively, these solar systems provide 70% of CentraState’s annual electric requirements. These solar projects are also one of the largest solar distributed generation facilities providing electricity to any hospital on the East Coast of the United States.
“CentraState is proud to have the largest amount of solar facilities of any hospital in New Jersey and receive the clean energy from these on-site systems,” said John Gribbin, CEO of CentraState. “Having 70% of our energy needs satisfied by these systems evidences our serious commitment not only to the delivery of world class medical treatment but also to our environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as our electric costs. KDC Solar has proven to be a valuable and innovative partner to CentraState since 2014 delivering on their promises and seamlessly integrating these systems with our operating hospital. We look forward to other opportunities to work with KDC Solar.”
KDC Solar wants to recognize Altec Building Systems Corp., a Point Pleasant-based electrical contracting company, which provided all the electrical construction support and expertise on this project as it has done on many of KDC Solar’s previous projects.