Benjamin Moore, Constellation Energy Installing 1.7 MW PV Plant

Benjamin Moore & Co. and Constellation Energy are nearing completion of a new solar power system that is expected to generate 68% of the electricity needs for Benjamin Moore's 80,000 square-foot product development center and testing laboratories in Flanders, N.J.

The system comprises 8,600 crystalline photovoltaic solar panels and is expected to begin producing electricity by year's end. Under a 20-year solar power purchase agreement, Benjamin Moore is providing the land and will purchase all of the electricity from the solar panels. Constellation Energy will build, own and maintain the system.

Depending on conditions, the system is expected to produce nearly 2,230 MWh of electricity each year. Benjamin Moore and Constellation Energy are also exploring new energy conservation measures at the Flanders site to further reduce the facility's overall electricity usage so that it can rely almost exclusively on the power generated by the solar array.

SOURCE: Constellation Energy

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