FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2010
North Jersey Media Group & KDC Solar Create One of N.J.’s Largest Solar Facilities for a N.J. Business
WOODLAND PARK, N.J – North Jersey Media Group has partnered with KDC Solar to create one of the state’s largest solar facilities, which when operational, will generate approximately 4.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually for its Rockaway printing and packaging facility. This load is equivalent to powering 600 houses for a year. The solar facility will have 20,400 panels.
Stephen Borg, President of North Jersey Media Group, stated, “We already buy newsprint with the highest recycled content available. Our paper supplier has zero percent deforestation, meaning there is no loss in trees. We use soy-based inks. This is the next big step. We used all the space available to install this solar facility including erecting car ports with panels on top. The end result is almost fifty percent of our electricity needs will be met through the sun.” Construction starts in early 2011 and with the objective that the project be operational in late 2011.
KDC Solar’s CEO, Hal Kamine, said, “We are excited about the opportunity to team with North Jersey Media Group and bring additional environmental benefits to their Rockaway operations. The solar facility at the Rockaway plant is a wonderful example of the environment created by New Jersey policymakers for solar energy to deliver long-term low cost energy for a New Jersey company which employs more than 1,100 people with behind-the-meter solar electric systems.”