WorldWater & Power/Conti venture wins Atlantic County Utility Bid
The $3.25 million solar electric system will require a $1.9 million rebate from the N.J. Board of Public Utilities Office of Clean Energy and a low-interest loan from the N.J. Environmental Infrastructure Trust program. Completion expected by Oct. 1...
FOSTER CITY, CA, & PENNINGTON, NJ, April 6, 2005 -- WorldWater & Power Corp., maker of high-horsepower solar energy systems, and its joint venture partner Conti Corp. have been awarded a contract from the Atlantic County (N.J.) Utilities Authority (ACUA) to install a $3.25 million solar energy system at its wastewater treatment plant near Atlantic City. The contract will require a $1.9 million rebate from the N.J. Board of Public Utilities Office of Clean Energy and a low-interest loan from the N.J. Environmental Infrastructure Trust program.
Under the joint venture agreement, WorldWater & Power will supply all solar-related equipment, engineering and design services, and Conti will provide construction services and construction project management. First phase of the project is expected to be operational by Aug. 1, with full completion by Oct. 1.
The system will be comprised of several different arrays, on building rooftops, raised parking structures, and ground mounted. Collectively, the arrays are expected to provide an annual output of 660,000-kilowatt hours in clean, economical energy.
Richard Dovey, ACUA president, said, "Each new project brings the ACUA closer to independence of fossil fuels. With the installation of solar panels and five wind turbines in the near future, our wastewater treatment facility will, at times, be entirely powered by clean, renewable, alternative energy. The ACUA has long been a leader in protecting our environment and is hoping to serve as an example to the community as proponents of alternative energy and stewards of our water and land."
WorldWater & Power Corp. (www.worldwater.com) is a full-service, international solar engineering and water management company with unique, high-powered, patented solar technology that provides solutions to a broad spectrum of the world's water supply and energy problems. The oldest solar energy company in New Jersey, WorldWater & Power specializes in the design, engineering and construction of solar electric energy system.