Alcatel-Lucent, in conjunction with SunPower Corp. and ConEdison Development, are planning a 1.2 MW ground-mounted solar power system to be installed at Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs headquarters campus in Murray Hill, N.J. The system is expected to be operational next spring.
SunPower will design and install the solar array system using SunPower T0 Trackers, which will position more than 3,700 solar panels to follow the sun's movement during the day. ConEdison Development, a Valhalla, N.Y.-based subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., plans to develop the project through an engineering, procuring and construction agreement with SunPower.
ConEdison Development will own and operate the system, while SunPower will design and build it. ConEdison Development will also own the solar renewable energy credits and environmental benefits associated with the system. The system, occupying six acres of the 200-acre site, will generate approximately $2.5 million in cost savings over the next 15 years, according to the companies.