WAYNE, Pa.: Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC, a full-service solar energy solutions provider, today announced the completion of a rooftop solar array on Barrette Outdoor Living’s manufacturing facility in Galloway, NJ. Dynamic Energy Solutions designed and built the system for Barrette, a North American manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum fencing, composite decking, residential and commercial railing, and lattice products.
“We are very excited to have completed one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in Atlantic County,” said Brett Thibodeau, President of Dynamic Energy Solutions. “As a sophisticated and innovative industrial manufacturer, Barrette’s decision to work with Dynamic to deploy solar at this scale is a testament to the substantial economic and operational benefits that these types of projects provide. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with them in years to come through additional projects.”
The 2,097-kilowatt system is comprised of 6,554 solar photovoltaic modules and is estimated to generate more than 2.6 megawatt-hours in the first year of operation, supplying more than 50 percent of the facility’s electricity consumption. The rooftop array, built on an otherwise dormant roof space, is estimated to save Barrette more than $6 million through its lifetime, significantly reducing facility operating expenses while simultaneously demonstrating Barrette’s commitment to both environmental stewardship and the local communities.
“Barrette has always been committed to meeting high standards of economic development and this past year we’ve made some major sustainability gains with the acquisition of a PVC recycling program (Green Ways) and this massive solar project at our Galloway plant,” said Jean desAutels, President of Barrette Outdoor Living. “As a leading manufacturer, we have a social responsibility to green our supply chain, which starts by increasing operational efficiencies.”
In addition to the cost savings, this solar energy system also drastically reduces the carbon footprint of Barrette’s facility. The energy produced by the solar system equates to offsetting 50,468 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent to powering 4,944 homes annually or driving 112,215,095 miles in a passenger vehicle.
“Barrette’s long-standing operating history and strong financial position coupled with Dynamic Energy’s leadership in the C&I solar space made for a very strong credit profile, and thus a quick financing process,” said Noah Kirsch, Director of Finance at Wunder Capital. “We’re excited to be helping to bring more solar to New Jersey with the Dynamic team.”
About Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC
Dynamic Energy is a full-service solar energy provider that brings together the diverse expertise needed to design, finance, build, and maintain projects to meet the needs of commercial, industrial, and institutional customers. With an in-house team that includes professional engineers, project managers, and master electricians, Dynamic Energy creates high-quality projects that reduce customer expenses, improve operating efficiency, provide an attractive return on investment and achieve sustainability goals. For more information, please visit www.dynamicenergy.com.
About Barrette Outdoor Living®:
Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette currently produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BOL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette and currently employs over 2,000 people. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.
About Wunder Capital
Wunder Capital develops and manages solar investment funds by leveraging its national partnership network, tested processes, proprietary underwriting framework, and best-in-class online investment portal. Wunder actively manages everything, from the sourcing of commercial solar opportunities, to the underwriting, contracting, and construction of each project. Once a system is live, Wunder manages the ongoing operation and maintenance of the array, bills the energy customer, and distributes proceeds to investors. For more information, please visit www.wundercapital.com.