The Lakewood Industrial Commission approved a lease amendment authorizing a large solar energy project proposed by All Chemical Transport Corp. at its parking facility in Lakewood, the trucking company announced March 14.
The solar project, located at 2000 Swarthmore Ave., will provide power for All Chem, neighboring facilities, charging stations and heavy-duty trucks, the company said.
All Chem enlisted IPPSolar to develop the project, which will feature about 5,000 solar panels. The project is expected to be completed within 18 months.
IPPSolar, which is a New York-based solar company with offices in New Jersey, will also install electric-vehicle charging stations at the adjacent Park and Ride.
Nearby, the construction of an All Chem solar array at 1975 Rutgers Ave. should be completed by July, according to All Chem, which added that the project will power much of the electrical load on the property.
The Rutgers Avenue project is using a new solar application called IPP Sun Boxes, which are free-standing solar power enclosures that can bypass some issues that arise from traditional roof installations and ground mounts.
“All Chem owner Steve Quadrel and COO Anthony Coruccini are transport leaders who possess a forward-looking vision that includes the early adoption of renewable technologies,” said Chad Hazelton, business development executive at IPPSolar, which is constructing all three projects.
“Installing solar will help All Chem better manage costs as we begin to electrify parts of our fleet,” Coruccini added.
Meanwhile, in Monroe, J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. and Solar Landscape announced March 9 that they energized a 562-kilowatt rooftop solar project at 11 Engelhard Drive.
The solar panel system was completed on the rooftop of the 132,000-square-foot building owned and operated by J.G. Petrucci, a development and design/build firm, and will generate 706,630 kilowatt hours to offset the electric consumption of the building’s tenant, L&R Distributors.
“Through a competitive bidding process, we chose to work with Solar Landscape because of their trusted professionalism and impeccable track record. We’re thrilled to add this renewable energy project to our roster of sustainability initiatives,” Dominick Baker, J.G. Petrucci project executive, said in a statement.
Shaun Keegan, CEO and co-founder of Asbury Park-based Solar Landscape, added, “Environmental leaders like J.G. Petrucci understand that business-as-usual energy models are not sustainable and have embraced smart practices like solar to improve their facilities and fortify their operations.”
J.G. Petrucci owns and operates more than 5 million square feet of commercial, industrial and retail properties, 2,000 luxury apartment homes and has extensive land holdings throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.