JERSEY POOLS AND SPA, USA
Jersey Pools and Spas Activates First Commercial Installation with Canadian Solar’s NewEdge Modules.
Jersey Pools and Spas began to reap the benefits of its Canadian Solar NewEdge installation atop its large shingle roof in Medford, NJ in August 2010. This PV installation was designed and installed by ASC Solar Solutions and consists of 216 high performance Canadian Solar NewEdge CS6P-230PX solar modules constructed with the Zep Compatible frame. The NewEdge panels combined with the Zep Solar rail-free mounting system dramatically reduced installation time, lowered balance-of-system costs, and contributed to a clean, aesthetic appearance on Jersey Pools and Spas’ flagship store. The system is capable of generating 49,650 kilowatt hours of clean, renewable electricity per year, and will save 37 tons of CO2 from being emitted per year, the equivalent of planting 185 trees.
ASC Solar Solutions estimates that after the 30% Federal Tax Credit and the issuance of New Jersey’s Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC), Jersey Pools and Spas will reach return-on-investment in less than four years.
“We were looking for a more streamlined process for installation and improved appearance without sacrificing quality or long-term durability. Utilizing Canadian Solar NewEdge modules in conjunction with the ZEP System II from Zep Solar, our team was able to save 40-60 man hours ($5000-$8000 in labor costs) and to complete the largest install of the ZEP II system to date while maintaining a very sleek look and strong production value”, said Michael Muccio, President, ASC Solar Solutions.
“NewEdge with the Zep System is particularly great for shingled roofs because the flashings go in really well with few penetrations and the Zep System allows you to adjust the NewEdge panels until they are perfectly symmetrical and level. The NewEdge CS6P-PX 230 W looks fantastic, and with the chart-topping PTC ratings and the tight power tolerances, they were an obvious choice. We’ve done multiple subsequent installations with the NewEdge/Zep combination and plan to do many more in the future" said Michael Tuman, Director of Business Development, ASC Solar Solutions.