The Ross Solar Group has completed a 1.56 MW rooftop solar installation for food service provider Jetro Cash and Carry at the company's Hunts Point Restaurant Depot facility in the Bronx, N.Y.
Jetro's rooftop system incorporates 4,760 SunPower solar panels and is expected to generate over 1.8 GWh of electricity per year. The system incorporates a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that allows utility Con Edison to remotely monitor and control the system.
‘We considered a solar project for several years, but we wanted to make certain that it made financial sense for us as a company, and that the returns met our requirements,’ says Peter Claro, Jetro's vice president.
The solar power installation was funded in part through awards Ross Solar received from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, under Gov. AndrewÂ Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative.
‘The Jetro project demonstrates that large solar installations are viable in New York City, and we hope to see other businesses follow their lead,’ Cuomo says, in a statement. ‘The smart grid employed here is exactly the kind of innovative solution that New York State needs to increase the resiliency of the grid and protect residents from power outages.’