Bridgeport, NJ (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
Schletter©, a well-known reliable partner in solar photovoltaic (PV) mounting systems was selected by groSolar®, one of North America’s largest commercial solar engineering and installation firms, as the solar mounting supplier for a 1.5 MW ground mount system atop a landfill in Bridgeport, New Jersey for Clean Harbors Environmental Services.
Schletter’s ballasted ground mount on this site, the PVMax™, is one of the largest landfill installations in North America. The 1.5 MW PV system consisting of more than 6,500 modules, will offset a minimum of 90% of Clean Harbors electrical needs each year.
“groSolar’s extensive experience installing PV systems on landfills led them to choose Schletter’s PVMax ballasted design; what they considered the perfect mounting solution for capped landfills,” says Ed Grover, Strategic Alliance Manager for Schletter Inc. Mr. Grover goes on to say that “the system uses cast-in-place concrete footers without excavation required, which creates a stable foundation for the mounting system and modules. Not only are landfill owners able to utilize properties previously considered unusable, they are using them to create clean energy.”
“Schletter is a common name in many of our large scale PV installations, including Clean Harbors,” says Frank Griffin, Vice President, Commercial Business Segment, groSolar. “With this particular 1.5 MW system, Schletter’s mounting system allowed us to improve the installation time and efficiency. Much like the PV and inverter manufacturers with whom we work, the Schletter equipment is reliable and support from its team is top notch. We provide our clients with only the best products in the solar industry.”
About Schletter Inc.
Schletter (http://www.schletter.us) has designed and manufactured solar mounting solutions in the U.S. since 2008 while backed with more than 18 years of solar mounting experience from Schletter GmbH. Since opening its United States facility in Tucson, Arizona Schletter Inc. has produced more than 400 MW of installed PV systems. Schletter Inc. offers products for roof mount and ground mount systems for residential, commercial, and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Schletter Inc. is an independent subsidiary of Schletter GmbH, which operates subsidiaries in eleven countries with more than 1,800 employees worldwide. For more information on Schletter GmbH, please visit http://www.schletter.de.
groSolar is one of the nation’s fastest growing and most established solar engineering, procurement and construction firms, focusing on the 1-30 megawatt solar electricity market. groSolar has installations of at least one megawatt in size in seven states. While groSolar will design and install solar electricity systems on any facility feasible for solar, it specializes in capped landfills, greenfields, multi-family housing developments and waste water treatment plants. groSolar also serves the residential solar market through its national distribution channel of more than 1,500 installation partners. http://www.groSolar.com 800.374.4494.
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