Dynamic Energy Solutions, a full-service solar energy solutions provider, announced the completion of a rooftop solar array on Barrette Outdoor Living’s manufacturing facility in Galloway, New Jersey. Dynamic Energy designed and built the system for Barrette, a North American manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum fencing, composite decking, residential and commercial railing and lattice products.
“We are very excited to have completed one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in Atlantic County,” said Brett Thibodeau, president of Dynamic Energy Solutions. “As a sophisticated and innovative industrial manufacturer, Barrette’s decision to work with Dynamic to deploy solar at this scale is a testament to the substantial economic and operational benefits that these types of projects provide. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with them in years to come through additional projects.”
The 2.1-MW system is composed of 6,554 solar photovoltaic modules and is estimated to generate more than 2.6 MW-hours in the first year of operation, supplying more than 50% of the facility’s electricity consumption. The rooftop array, built on an otherwise dormant roof space, is estimated to save Barrette more than $6 million through its lifetime, significantly reducing facility operating expenses while simultaneously demonstrating Barrette’s commitment to both environmental stewardship and the local communities.
“Barrette has always been committed to meeting high standards of economic development and this past year we’ve made some major sustainability gains with the acquisition of a PVC recycling program (Green Ways) and this massive solar project at our Galloway plant,” said Jean desAutels, president of Barrette Outdoor Living. “As a leading manufacturer, we have a social responsibility to green our supply chain, which starts by increasing operational efficiencies.”
In addition to the cost savings, this solar energy system also drastically reduces the carbon footprint of Barrette’s facility.
“Barrette’s long-standing operating history and strong financial position coupled with Dynamic Energy’s leadership in the C&I solar space made for a very strong credit profile, and thus a quick financing process,” said Noah Kirsch, director of finance at Wunder Capital. “We’re excited to be helping to bring more solar to New Jersey with the Dynamic team.”
News item from Dynamic Energy Solutions