Greentech Lead America: Tioga Energy, a provider of
renewable energy services, has completed a solar electric system atop the new
BJ’s Wholesale Club location in Deer Park, N.Y.
The project is the first of two Tioga Energy
installations developed through an incentive from the New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
The renewable energy projects will generate about 850
kilowatts (kW) of renewable energy and bring Tioga to nearly 1 megawatt (MW) of
installed solar in the state of New York.
This solar project was the first constructed and financed
by Tioga Energy
in New York. Long Island-based EmPower Solar provided engineering and
installation services. The 249 kW Deer Park project owns and operates by Tioga
Through a 20-year SurePath Solar power purchase agreement
(PPA), Tioga will sell the generated electricity back to BJ’s Wholesale Club at
low, predictable rates. BJ’s Wholesale Club has now completed nearly 2,000 kW
in projects on club locations along the East Coast. Tioga has been
collaborating with BJ’s Wholesale Club since 2010.
“Tioga Energy has consistently demonstrated its
value as a renewable energy partner. Since our first PPA with them in 2010,
Tioga has helped us pursue our corporate commitment to preserve the environment
through innovative and environmentally sound programs that reduce energy
consumption, such as solar,” said Kevin Moran, manager of energy at BJ’s
NYSERDA’s funding for this competitive solicitation was
provided through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.
“Our latest project with BJ’s Wholesale Club pushes
us over the 100-system mark, solidifying our position as a leader in the
distributed generation sector from New York to Hawaii,” said Paul
Detering, CEO of Tioga Energy.
Recently, Tioga Energy completed
a solar electric project Manzanita Elementary School’s campus.