GE installs solar power at New York factory

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GE’s renewable energy business will supply President Container Group, a manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers and point-of-purchase displays, with a new 2 MW ground-mounted solar power installation outside its factory in Middletown, NY. The GE solar solution is expected to provide about 25 percent of PCG’s future energy needs.

The facility will become the first industrial scale solar project in Orange County and is fully qualified under NYSERDA’s NY-Sun Incentive Program, which helps reduce the costs of installing solar electric systems across New York State.

As part of the agreement, GE is providing PCG a solar solution consisting of equipment, site engineering, construction and installation, commissioning, spare parts, and operations and maintenance support for seven years.

The GE team also supported President Container Group during its application process with NYSERDA, through local zoning and permitting approvals with the town of Wallkill, NY, and throughout the utility interconnection and groundwater studies.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the factory today to mark the beginning of the installation process. Commercial operation is expected to begin in the fall of 2015.

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