Global Leader in Glass Packaging Solutions Makes Giant Stride in Reducing Carbon Footprint
BRIDGETON, NJ – June 19, 2019 – Ardagh Group and its partner KDC Solar today announced that the 5.5 net-metered solar project built and operated by KDC Solar is complete and supplying solar power to the Bridgeton, N.J. glass manufacturing facility.
“It has been our privilege to work with Ardagh Group on this project in Bridgeton, New Jersey,” said KDC Solar President and CEO Alan Epstein. “We look forward to partnering on additional opportunities to supply clean solar energy to other Ardagh Group facilities throughout the United States.”
Key features of the solar project include:
- 5.5 MW DC
- 15,930 PV modules supported by 1,283 racking posts
- 61 pieces of electrical equipment
- 60 miles of wire installed
- 20 acre solar facility
- 2 separate arrays connected via directional drilling under a roadway and under wetlands
Ardagh’s goal is a leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging and aims to minimize its negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
“As a leading U.S. manufacturer of infinitely recyclable glass bottles and jars, Ardagh Group is committed to be the leader in sustainability in the North American glass packaging market,” said Bertrand Paulet, President and CEO, Ardagh Group, Glass – North America. “As part of this drive for sustainability, we are continuously looking for new opportunities to increase our use of green energy. We are pleased to have partnered with KDC Solar on this new state-of-the-art solar plant in Bridgeton, N.J., which will supply renewable energy for our glass manufacturing facility and thereby contribute to a further reduction in our carbon footprint.”
About Ardagh Group
Ardagh Group is a global supplier of infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands. Ardagh operates more than 100 metal and glass production facilities in 22 countries across five continents, employing more than 23,000 people with sales of $9bn.
For more information, visit www.ardaghgroup.com.
About KDC Solar LLC
KDC Solar supplies commercial, industrials and governments with significantly lower long-term electric costs through solar power. 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. It currently owns and operates more than 99 megawatts of solar facilities at 16 different locations and has recently completed the largest net metered project in the State of New Jersey. It is constructing an additional 11 megawatts of solar projects at businesses and institutions throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit www.kdcsolar.com.