(Edison, NJ) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez announced today that the EPA has installed 4,788 photovoltaic panels at their Edison, New Jersey campus. The solar array system will generate enough electricity to power 45% of the campus’ electrical demand based on annual consumption.
This project was contracted through the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, which provides the Department of Defense and other government agencies with comprehensive energy solutions in the most effective and efficient manner possible., including the EPA. The photovoltaic system was designed and constructed by Ameresco, Inc. The new system is rated at a peak capacity of 1.5 megawatts and is expected to produce a total of two million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation.