East Greenwich, Rhode Island (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
NextSun Energy, LLC (“NextSun”), a developer and installer of solar energy systems and Yardney Technical Products, Inc. (“Yardney”) a pioneer in technologically advanced batteries, announced plans to construct a solar energy farm at Yardney’s new headquarters location in East Greenwich Rhode Island. The 1.2 Megawatt solar energy farm will produce enough electricity to meet a substantial amount of the required energy for the one-hundred fifty employees at Yardney’s headquarters.
“We are thrilled to work with a global and environmentally conscious organization such as Yardney Technical Products," said Jacob Laskin, President of NextSun. "Yardney is known throughout the world for their innovations and it is no surprise they are desirous of reducing their carbon footprint.”
As the renewable energy industry continues to expand in Rhode Island, it is imperative to rely on established industry players like Yardney which was formed in 1944. Their willingness to promote solar energy sends an important message about the role the private sector can play to meet Rhode Island's future electricity needs.
Richard Scibelli, CEO and Chairman for Yardney added that the use of solar power was “consistent with the aerospace and terrestrial use of Yardney’s Lithion-ion batteries on the original Mars rovers and more recently the latest Rover, Curiosity, which also uses solar energy.”
The NextSun and Yardney alliance was initiated solely because of National Grid's innovative Distributed Generation program, which encourages solar photovoltaic developments throughout the State of Rhode Island. The proposed solar energy farm is contingent upon future agreements with National Grid.