Dykes' Weehawken and Aberdeen NJ facilities are now powered by 552kW of Solar Energy
NEWARK, New Jersey, December 8, 2011 -- EnterSolar, a leading provider of commercial solar systems to corporate customers, today announced the completion of a 192.5 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Dykes Lumber Company (Dykes), a privately-held lumber and building materials company serving the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. The solar PV system was installed on the roof of the new Dykes Lumber facility located in Aberdeen, New Jersey. This is the second solar project that EnterSolar has completed for Dykes, following the 360kW installation at the Dykes facility in Weehawken, New Jersey.
"Our latest solar project in Aberdeen reflects Dykes Lumber's continued commitment to environmental sustainability," said Charles Kreyer, President of Dykes Lumber. "We are now able to generate clean solar energy to satisfy almost all of our annual electricity requirements for both the Aberdeen and Weehawken facilities."
EnterSolar provided Dykes Aberdeen with a turnkey solar photovoltaic system which will produce over 200,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually and more than five million kWh over the next 25 years. That is enough energy to power more than 25 average U.S. homes every year. The environmental benefits associated with the system will offset more than 6 million pounds of carbon dioxide over the initial 25 years of operation.
"We are excited to announce the completion of the Dykes Aberdeen solar project," said Paul Ahern, President of EnterSolar. "Dykes was able to effectively utilize a number of available renewable energy incentives, including the U.S. Treasury Section 1603 Grant Program and the JCP&L SREC-Based Financing Program, while also taking advantage of special Bonus Depreciation benefits for solar projects."
About Dykes Lumber
Dykes Lumber Company is a privately-held lumber company serving the New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania markets. Dykes was founded in 1909 in Manhattan and today operates ten locations. More information about Dykes is available at www.dykeslumber.com.
EnterSolar is a leading provider of commercial solar photovoltaic systems to the business market. The Company focuses on the specific and demanding needs of the Corporate customer, delivering compelling long-term Return on Investment ("ROI") results for its clients. Additional information about EnterSolar is available at www.entersolar.com.