VALHALLA, NY: Ross Solar, a Con Edison Solutions company, has completed the first of three solar installations totaling 2.6 megawatts for Jetro Restaurant Depot at the company’s College Point facility in Queens, New York. The SunPower® Helix™ Roof Solution, a fully integrated commercial solar power platform, features 2,196 high-efficiency SunPower E-Series solar panels, once again demonstrating the viability of large scale solar installations in New York City.
According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the 718 kilowatt College Park solar power system will offset 641 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. This is equivalent to 1,535,633 fewer miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, or equal to the carbon sequestered by 16,606 tree seedlings grown for ten years.
“Solar is an important component of our long term strategy, helping us to reduce operational expenses and remain competitive, while underscoring our commitment as a responsible corporate partner to increase renewable energy use,” said Jetro Chief Operating Officer Peter Claro. “Ross Solar’s unwavering commitment to quality, customer service, and full transparency, together with their expertise in navigating the complexities of large scale solar installations in New York City, made them the right partner for our high profile renewable energy projects.”
“We applaud Jetro’s commitment to implementing leading solar technology that will deliver operational savings for the company, and contribute to a secure, reliable renewable energy future for New York,” said Robert Kline of Ross Solar.
The solar installation was made possible through incentives secured by Ross Solar on Jetro’s behalf from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative.
About Jetro Restaurant Depot
Jetro Restaurant Depot is a wholesale cash and carry foodservice supplier offering a broad selection of high quality products at low prices to independent restaurants, caterers and non-profits with over 100 locations throughout the United States.
About Ross Solar Group
Ross Solar, a Con Edison Solutions company, provides custom designed turnkey solar solutions to commercial, municipal, and residential customers throughout the Northeast. Founded in 2007, Ross Solar received the coveted SunPower National Top Producer award in 2013, and was also named SunPower Regional Commercial Dealer of the year in 2011. Since its inception, Ross Solar has installed more than 18,000,000 watts of solar in the Northeast, including installations for Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. For more information on Ross Solar and the innovative solar solutions it provides, go to www.RossSolar.com.
Con Edison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides renewable energy, sustainability services, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, demand response, and energy performance contracting. The company serves commercial, industrial, residential and government customers, as well as universities, public school districts, and hospitals nationwide. Offering innovative products, financial stability, and a commitment to customer service, the company is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED). For more information about energy services and renewable energy solutions for your facility, go to www.ConEdisonSolutions.com.