GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group, is developing a 4-MW ground-mount solar array for Rotor Clip Company's manufacturing operation in Franklin Township, NJ.
The solar array is being designed now and construction is scheduled to begin in November, with commissioning planned for June 2018. The project includes an electrical upgrade for three of the company's manufacturing buildings to accommodate the added solar and future building electrical loads. GEM Energy, based in Walbridge, Ohio, is design/build contractor for the solar array and electrical upgrade.
The fixed axis solar array will be constructed with 34,000 First Solar panels and string inverters on about 20 acres of Rotor Clip property. GEM Energy craftspeople will build much of the project by hand on the small site.
Rotor Clip is the world's leading global manufacturer of retaining rings, wave springs and hose clamps used by the automotive, wind power, military, oil and gas industries.
GEM Energy provides comprehensive services and technologies to improve customer business performance and reduce facility operation costs. GEM Energy's expertise encompasses engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance. Services include combined heat and power (CHP) systems, HVAC and plumbing, facility management, utility procurement, solar development and building automation controls. Facilities served are commercial, industrial, institutional and mission critical.
GEM Energy is part of the Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG), a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York and Plymouth, Michigan. For additional information, visit RLGBuilds.com and @RLGbuilds.