August 13, 2013 - Marina Energy along with Solops and Gehrlicher Solar America, announced today the construction of a large net-metered solar installations in the United States. The project will serve, and is being built adjacent to, the premises occupied by Berry Plastics Corporation at their Phillipsburg, New Jersey facility.
"This project, which contributes to our 85MWs of projects for 2013, solidifies our position as one of the leading solar specialist EPC companies in both New Jersey and across the Americas."
The project was developed by Solops LLC and financed in partnership with Marina Energy. The 13 megawatt peak (MWp) ground-mounted system consists of 44,270 photovoltaic modules and 20 inverters that are expected to produce 16,785,824KWh annually which will be purchased by Berry Plastics. This energy output is enough to save 13,055 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equal to the avoidance of emissions from 2,467 cars per year.
"We were pleased to partner with Marina Energy and Solops on this high quality project and thank Berry Plastics for their team's work and enthusiasm in the planning and construction phases.", said Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. "This project, which contributes to our 85MWs of projects for 2013, solidifies our position as one of the leading solar specialist EPC companies in both New Jersey and across the Americas."
"Projects like the one serving the Berry Plastics facility are extraordinarily unique. The complexities in completing the development, finance and construction are numerous." said Matthew Rosenblum, President & CEO of Solops, LLC. "As a result, the partners we select are critical to the project's success. In Marina Energy and Gehrlicher we have the partners with the intricate knowledge of the industry to help bring projects like this one to completion." added Mr. Rosenblum.