Conti designed and constructed two solar arrays over 32 acres of parking lot for Rutgers University, which at the time of construction was the largest renewable energy system ever built on a college campus in the US, producing 8.8 MW of electricity for the University.
Faced with steadily rising conventional energy costs, Rutgers University turned to solar for a solution. Environmental stewardship is taken seriously at Rutgers, so the University’s Board of Governors decided to outfit its parking lots with one of the largest solar canopy energy systems in the nation.
Conti engineered, procured and constructed the solar photovoltaic system, designed using a Yingli Solar 260-watt Panda monocrystalline, high-efficiency module for greater kWh output, increasing the number Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) earned over the life of the system.
The University financed the project via an arrangement with Key Bank, which is leasing the equipment to Rutgers for 20 years and taking the tax incentives while Rutgers maintains the SRECs. The project will be paid for by a combination of electrical savings and New Jersey SRECs, which can be sold to electric suppliers as a source of revenue to the University. Rutgers University estimates the value of the SRECs and savings in electricity to net $28 million over the 20-year period.
The Gold Meadow Farms Solar Project, developed by Southern Sky Renewable Energy and currently being constructed by Conti Solar, is the largest solar farm in Rhode Island. The 21MW project is providing clean energy and jobs to hundreds of people across the state.
Conti Solar was contracted by Falck Renewables to design, procure and install a 6.0 MW ground mount solar array in the 100-year-old Richardson Dairy Farm.
IGS Solar, a commercial and residential solar provider and an affiliate company of IGS Energy, one of the largest independent retail energy suppliers in the country, contracted Conti Solar to provide EPC services for Ohio’s largest landfill project. This project is also Ohio’s solar power generation plant.