Project in Union County, NJ earns nods from PV America and Climate Change Business Journal
SAN FRANCISCO – February 12, 2013 – Tioga Energy®, a leading provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit organizations, was recently recognized with two industry awards for its expertise in commercial-scale solar development and financing. Tioga’s solar energy project in Union County, NJ was selected as a Photovoltaic Project of Distinction at the PV America East conference and exhibition, organized by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). Additionally, Tioga earned a silver medal from the Climate Change Business Journal as part of its 2012 Business Achievement Awards.
Comprising solar electric systems at 30 municipally owned facilities, the 3.34-MW Union County project is the result of a public-private partnership between Tioga Energy and the Union County Improvement Authority. Tioga Energy developed, financed and operates each system through a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA), and sells the electricity generated by the systems back to the county facilities at rates approximately 50 percent lower than those of the local utility.
The installations—which range in size from less than 10 kW to almost 500 kW—were constructed through a joint venture between Pro-Tech Energy Solutions and Huen Electric, Inc.
“This project was large and complex, and its success is the result of meaningful collaboration and hard work from numerous organizations,” said Paul Detering, CEO of Tioga Energy. “We are proud of our accomplishments and truly appreciate these recognitions from our peers.”
About Tioga Energy
Tioga Energy enables commercial, government and non-profit organizations to reduce electricity costs and enhance environmental sustainability without any capital outlay. Through its SurePath Solar power purchase agreement (PPA), Tioga Energy owns and operates more than 100 renewable energy systems across the U.S., providing its customers the opportunity to reduce energy costs and hedge against electricity rate volatility while lowering carbon emissions. For more information, please call 877-333-9787 or visit www.tiogaenergy.com. To access and download Tioga Energy’s SurePath Solar PPA, please visit: www.tiogaenergy.com/annotated-ppa-index.php.