Company: Tioga Energy
DEER PARK, N.Y., Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Tioga Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit organizations, today announced the completion of a solar electric system atop the new BJ’s Wholesale Club location in Deer Park, N.Y. The project is the first of two Tioga Energy installations developed through an incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Together, the projects will provide about 850 kilowatts (kW) of renewable energy and bring Tioga to nearly 1 megawatt (MW) of installed solar in the state of New York.
Commissioned in late 2011, the 249 kW Deer Park project was developed and financed by Tioga Energy, which also owns and operates the system. Through a 20-year SurePath(TM) Solar power purchase agreement (PPA), Tioga will sell the generated electricity back to BJ’s Wholesale Club at low, predictable rates. Long Island-based EmPower Solar provided engineering and installation services.
This project was the first constructed and financed by Tioga Energy in New York, and also stands as the company’s fifth collaboration with BJ’s Wholesale Club. The organizations have now completed nearly 2,000 kW in projects on club locations along the East Coast.