FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2012
KDC Solar Commences Commercial Operations at the Atlantic Coast Freezers Facility in Vineland, New Jersey
KDC Solar LLC, headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, through its wholly owned subsidiary, KDC Solar ACF, has begun commercial operation of a 2.2 MW PV ground-mounted, single-axis tracker solar system at the Atlantic Coast Freezers, LLC property in Vineland, NJ.
The 2.2 megawatt solar system will generate approximately 3.4 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity per year and is designed to supply 100 percent of the electric power needs for the Atlantic Coast Freezers warehouse site, which is owned by J&J Real Estate Associates, LLC.
“Atlantic Coast Freezers is excited to obtain the dual benefits of lower electric costs and long term presence in New Jersey with this ground-mounted solar installation said Sam Sorbello, the company’s President. “The reduction of our carbon footprint is allowing us to expand our environmental stewardship in the local community and the state.”
“We are very pleased to have worked on this project which will supply clean, lower cost, long-term solar energy to Atlantic Coast Freezers,” said Hal Kamine, KDC Solar’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Atlantic Coast Freezers facility is yet another successful model for KDC Solar as it pursues its commitment to “behind-the-meter” solar electric systems for businesses, governments and institutions, which in turn creates or preserves long-term jobs for the state.”
“This behind the meter solar facility is yet another example of the “dual economic benefits” that distributed solar generation can bring to the State of New Jersey, consistent with Governor Christie’s Energy Master Plan. In fact, together with the wildflowers, bees and honey, this represents a “triple economic benefit” by adding the agricultural aspect as well” Senator Joe Kyrillos said.
About KDC Solar LLC
KDC Solar LLC (“KDC Solar”) is the successor company to Kamine Development Corp, established in 1985 and which owned and operated co-generation natural gas fired power plants. KDC Solar is supported by an allocation of $225 million in equity from Diamond Castle Holdings, a New York-based private equity fund with more than $1.8 billion of committed capital under management. KDC Solar is committed to using clean solar energy to provide economic stimulus and jobs in New Jersey. It currently operates 20 MWs of “behind the meter” solar facilities at six different locations and is permitting and constructing more than 60 MW’s of “behind the meter” solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout New Jersey. KDC Solar supplies commercial, institutions and governments with significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. For more information, visit www.kdcsolar.com
KDC Solar, LLC:
Alan M. Epstein
Phone: (908) 212-3621
About Atlantic Coast Freezers, LLC
Atlantic Coast Freezers, LLC is a worldwide leader in refrigerated services in Vineland, NJ in the Philadelphia area of the US. Their goal is to achieve total customer satisfaction. They are the leader in USDA meat inspection services , and remain a leader in cruise distribution, box & freezing, export services, cold storage warehousing, and transportation. Atlantic Coast Freezers, LLC continues to invest in technology and continually looks for value added services to meet their clients changing needs.
Featuring 4.1 million cubic feet of refrigeration, Atlantic Coast Freezers, LLC is a global leader in the refrigeration and distribution industry, with a reputation that stands alongside any in the cold storage business. From its’ 15 loading dock doors, which allow the movement of any type of product, to its’ ability to store produce in over 15,000 rack pallet positions, Atlantic Coast Freezers, LLC has developed and maintained a commitment to providing excellence, quality and integrity in every aspect of its’ commerce. For more information, visit www.acfreezers.com.