North Jersey Media Group Goes on the Record in Support of PV

This post was originally published in 2013. The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.

North Jersey Media Group (NJMG), a family owned media company, provides local news, information and services to the residents of northern New Jersey. The company is best known for its flagship daily newspaper, The Record. In addition to The Record, NJMG publishes the Herald News, and more than 40 other community newspapers and a family of glossy magazines.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

In an effort to substantially reduce its carbon footprint and decrease energy costs, KDC Solar LLC recently commissioned a 5MW PV system at NJMG’s on-site printing facility in Rockaway, New Jersey. KDC Solar, a Bedminster NJ based

Photo credit: KDC Solar, LLC

Photo credit: KDC Solar, LLC

company developed, owns, and will operate the solar electric facility. NJMG is now able to purchase 60 percent of its annual electric needs from a clean renewable source!

Working Together

Completion of this solar project was no small feat and several partners worked over the past three years together to ensure its success. KDC Solar signed an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the installation at the facility with Samsung C&T and J. Fletcher Creamer & Son acted as the project’s general contractor.

“NJMG is pleased and proud to have served as the host and electric off-taker of this solar project. This use of clean energy helps us continue our environmental stewardship as well as reduce costs. KDC Solar is a wonderful partner and I strongly recommend them to those considering similar projects.” – Stephen Borg, president of NJMG

System Details

The NJMG printing facility is home to more than 20,400 ground, roof, and carport mounted solar panels and 10 SMA Sunny Central 500 HE-US inverters, spread across 50 acres of land. The system produces enough energy to power 700 households a year.

NJMG is proud to have the largest PV system at any printing facility in the state of New Jersey.  They are thrilled with the results and are looking forward to having KDC Solar install additional solar on another portion of their facility in the near future.

 

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