Trinity Solar has completed a 12.3 MW residential solar installation at United Communities LLC, the private manager of the military multifamily community at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., that serves over 2,100 military families. The system is expected to produce 13.7 GWh of electricity per year, representing over 30% of the community's demand.
Senior lender CIT Bank and solar crowd funding platform Mosaic provided project debt for the installation, while the equity was provided by installation owner True Green Capital Management LLC.
‘Completing this project, installing over 10,000 solar modules on over 650 rooftops and connecting them to compile 12.3 megawatts of solar in just over eight months, has been challenging but incredibly rewarding,’ says Bill Condit, vice president of operations for Trinity Solar.
The installation will help the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) meet its renewable energy goals. The DOD has a target of deploying 3 GW of renewable energy on military installations and obtaining 25% of its total power requirements from independent renewable sources by 2025. The Army has committed to providing 1 GW of that total.