EnterSolar has completed a 771 kW rooftop solar system for J. Kings, a Long Island, N.Y.-based food and beverage distributor.
The project was installed at the company’s Holtsville headquarters and distribution facility. J. Kings has been serving the Long Island and greater New York community for 44 years with local meat, fish and produce. The solar system will reduce J. Kings’ dependence on the grid by offsetting a significant portion of annual power usage.
Today, elected officials and PSEG Long Island executives, as well as the J. Kings and EnterSolar teams, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the project, which was supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
(NYSERDA) under NY-Sun, a $1 billion initiative launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
“Congratulations to J. Kings and EnterSolar on their collaboration with this solar project that will provide significant reductions in operations expenses while harnessing the power of the sun to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions,” says Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA.
EnterSolar worked with J. Kings from end-to-end on the project, including financing structures, engineering, installation and project management. The system will be maintained by MaxSolar, EnterSolar’s operations and maintenance arm.
“When you think about the massive amount of power required at J. Kings – particularly the large-scale refrigerators and freezers that are required to keep their products fresh – it is gratifying to be able to help them reduce their dependence on the grid,” says Steven Engelmann, director of EnterSolar.