The Ross Solar Group has reached an agreement to install three solar projects for Jetro Restaurant Depot at the company's College Point, Maspeth, and Port Chester facilities in Metro New York. Comprised of nearly 8,000 high efficiency SunPower solar panels, the three rooftop installations total over 2.59MW, once again demonstrating the viability of large scale solar installations in the New York City and Westchester markets.
In 2013, Ross Solar installed a 1.56MW SunPower solar power system installation for Jetro at their Bronx, NY facility which, at the time, was the largest rooftop solar installation in New York City. It was also the first solar power system to integrate a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to allow Con Edison to remotely monitor and control energy production.
"Solar is an important component of our long term strategy, helping us to reduce operational expenses and remain competitive," said Jetro Chief Operating Officer Peter Claro. "Ross Solar's commitment to quality, customer service, and full transparency, together with their expertise in navigating all of the various complexities of large scale solar installations in New York City, again made them the clear choice as the right partner for us."
Robert Kline, director of commercial sales for Ross Solar, said. "We are proud to partner with Jetro once again on these high profile renewable energy projects, and we appreciate the confidence and level of trust that they continue to place in us."
According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the three new systems to be installed will offset over 2,220 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.