Driftwood RV Center unveils major Green Energy Project.
Clermont dealership to use solar power to meet all its energy needs
CLERMONT, NJ 7/12/11¿ Driftwood RV Center, along with the entire RV industry, has a long history of environmental concern. But Driftwood has been at the forefront of using cutting-edge technology and systems to protect the environment; and for Driftwood, saving energy also means saving money. Now, on top of its environmentally-friendly geo-thermal heating and cooling systems, and its state-of the art showroom/office complex emphasizing recyclable materials, Driftwood is completing a Solar Energy project that will see it generate all of its own electricity in the form of non-polluting solar.
Driftwood RV Center has teamed up with Code Green Solar to create a solar electricity project which will make the RV Center completely energy self-sufficient, while at the same time helping to further reduce the company's impact on the environment. Unlike traditional power generation sources, these technologies produce electricity using a renewable source¿the sun¿without creating noise, emitting pollutants that cause climate change such as greenhouse gases, smog, acid rain, or water resource pollution. Even when the emissions related to solar cell manufacturing are counted, solar panels produce less than 15% of the carbon dioxide from a conventional coal-fired power plant.
Driftwood's 133kW Photovoltaic System solar system will: Generate more than 170,000 kilowatt hours of green, clean electricity every year. To get a better idea of the benefits to the environment, the clean energy created by the project will offset more than 8 million pounds of Carbon Dioxide (greenhouse gas) over its life span. It reduces emissions of greenhouse gases equivalent to eliminating nearly 1.5 million miles driven.
The project was a major installation for the dealership. "We used 568 REC 235 panels, which are one of the highest rated Tier 1 panels on the market. Each panel is approximately 3 foot by 6 foot. We also used 12 SMA Sunny Boy transformerless inverters, said Malcolm Robertson, who along with his brother Edson, own ERM Inc., which owns the dealership, as well as two adjacent campgrounds and Sand Barrens Golf Course in Swainton, NJ.
Plans are being developed for similar solar projects at the company's other properties.
"We were excited for the opportunity to partner with Driftwood RV Center to bring a renewable energy solution to their facility," said Charles Kartsaklis, president of CODE Green Solar. "This project is another example of how local businesses are helping New Jersey meet its renewable energy goals."
CODE Green Solar, based in Marlton, NJ, has been designing and implementing solar systems since 2004. CODE Green Solar works closely with its commercial and residential customers to develop value-added photovoltaic power systems using the highest-quality equipment, technology, and design. CODE Green Solar's recent projects include Villari's Lakeside (Sicklerville, NJ), Valleybrook Country Club (Blackwood, NJ), and the ARC of Camden County (Berlin, NJ).
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