4.8 MW Rooftop Solar Array Debuts at Jersey Gardens, NJ

Feb 10, 2012

Solar array is one of the largest rooftop arrays in North America

Gerding Edlen's Christina Skellenger on the roof of Jersey Gardens

Glimcher Realty Trust, Gerding Edlen, and Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions complete one of the largest rooftop solar systems in North America. The 4.8-megawatt SunPower system located at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, N.J. broke ground in June 2011 and began producing power this week.

The rooftop solar system is comprised of more than 15,000 high efficiency SunPower panels, and generates approximately the amount of power required for 564 New Jersey homes. It is expected to generate the equivalent of 11 percent of the mall’s electrical demand.

“There has been a significant commitment to collaboration by all of the entities involved in this project as well as the City of Elizabeth, which is evidenced by the completion of the project in just seven months,” said Marshall Loeb, president and COO, Glimcher Realty Trust.

The solar power system at Jersey Gardens was made possible through a partnership with Gerding Edlen Development, the nation’s leading expert in creating a future in green buildings, and Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, a subsidiary of Gerding Edlen and expert in sustainable development, renewable energy and financing.

According to Christina Skellenger of Gerding Edlen, “We are excited to see this monumental project come to fruition.”

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