Lawrence Township Recognized by New Jersey Governor for Solar Transition
Greenskies & Eznergy Help Lawrence Township Install 606 kW of Clean Renewable Energy
North Haven, CT (October 5, 2021) – Greenskies Clean Energy LLC ("Greenskies"), the U.S.’s largest C&I developer by cumulative installations, partnered with New Jersey solar provider Eznergy Solar Energy Solutions ("Eznergy") to install 606-kilowatts (kW) of solar for the Township of Lawrence, New Jersey. These solar installations contributed to the Township’s 2020 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for "Climate Change & Clean Air" for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its municipal operations.
"Lawrence Township is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and advancing our shared goals of a more sustainable future," said Kevin Nerwinski, Lawrence Township Municipal Manager. "These solar installations were critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for our municipality. We're proud that they can serve as a model to the community."
This portion of Lawrence Township's journey to environmental excellence began in 2018 by evaluating their municipal property for solar feasibility. Next, the Township conducted a competitive RFP bid process and selected Greenskies and Eznergy as partners to complete several solar projects. In the end, solar was installed in the form of carports at the Lawrence Township Municipal Building (194 kW) and the adjacent Lawrence Township Police and Municipal Court building (374 kW), along with a rooftop system at the Public Works Building (38 kW).
Annually, these Lawrence Township solar projects are expected to generate 722,848 kWh of clean, renewable energy. And over the term, they will offset more than 7,680 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), or the equivalent of taking 1,665 cars off the roads. (Source: US EPA Greenhouse Gas Calculator)
"Greenskies is proud to partner with Eznergy and Lawrence Township, a community deeply committed to taking meaningful action against climate change," said Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies. "Implementing solar has helped them to offset greenhouse gas emissions by reducing dependence on fossil fuels and sets a good example for the entire community."
In addition to the environmental benefits, the Township will also save on electricity costs by purchasing the power generated by the solar panels from Greenskies at a discounted rate, compared to traditional utility costs.
Greenskies funded the construction at no upfront cost to the Township and partnered with Eznergy to install the solar arrays. In addition, Greenskies will own, operate and maintain the solar systems for the lifetime of the projects.
“Eznergy was happy to partner with Lawrence Township and Greenskies for this exciting solar carport canopy project,” said James Brown, President of Eznergy. “We are glad we could contribute to the Townships goals for clean energy use and we’re proud that Lawrence Township was awarded for the project.”
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About Greenskies Clean Energy
Greenskies Clean Energy along with its sister company, Clean Focus, develop, finance, construct, own, and operate clean, renewable-energy projects in the United States. From beginning to end – origination through construction and then lifetime operation – customers work with a single delivery team. Greenskies offers integrated solar and battery-storage solutions to C&I, municipal, and utility customers, while Clean Focus provides capital and owns the systems. Both Clean Focus and Greenskies were founded in 2009, and they joined JLC Infrastructure as wholly-owned subsidiaries in 2019. Together Clean Focus and Greenskies have constructed and operate over 275 MW of C&I solar projects throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.greenskies.com
About Eznergy Solar Energy Solutions
Eznergy is a solar developer and solar installation company with projects totaling over 70 MW and over 150 Million dollars' worth of projects. Since 2007 Eznergy has provided solar systems in New Jersey and surrounding states for Schools, Governments, Commercial customers, and Non-Profits. For more information, please visit www.eznergy.com