Building Solar Solutions

Vanguard Energy Partners was formed in 2007 upon the re-capitalization of NJ Solar Solutions, an original pioneer in New Jersey’s cutting edge solar energy market. NJ Solar Solutions had been designing and installing solar electric generation systems since 2003. In 2007, the controlling interests in New Jersey Solar Solutions were acquired by the owner of Ferreira Construction Company, and the company rebranded as Vanguard Energy Partners, LLC. Ferreira Construction Company is a large scale heavy highway construction company doing significant business in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and California. The entities are located side-by-side in Branchburg, New Jersey.


  • SCIA8 MW

    SOMERSET COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY

    System Size
    8 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, materials, construction, and maintenance

    Type of Financing
    Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

    Technology Used
    Roof mount and carport photovoltaic structures, utilizing SolarWorld crystalline modules and PV Powered inverters.

    Project Highlights

    New Jersey's largest public solar energy system, the SCIA solar installation consists of more than 30 sites throughout Somerset County, New Jersey—including schools, libraries, public works buildings, community centers, and administrative buildings. Collectively, the systems will generate an estimated 9,744,579 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, reducing CO₂ emissions by 6,719 metric tons per year. This is comparable to taking 1,318 cars off the road per year, or conserving 753,229 gallons of gasoline annually.

  • US Foods8 MW

    US FOODS

    System Size
    8 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, materials, and construction

    Type of Financing
    Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

    Technology Used
    Roof mounted DC photovoltaic (PV) system using Sharp 240 modules

    Project Highlights

    US Foods is the 10th largest private company in America, and a leading foodservice distributor.

  • Prudential5 MW

    PRUDENTIAL

    System Size
    5 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, engineering, materials and construction.

    Type of Financing
    Private

    Technology Used
    DC photovoltaic (PV)roof mounted and carport/canopy system using Sharp 224, Sharp 240 & LG 255 watt modules. The system also is using PV Powered PV-260 kW, PV-100kW , PV-75kW, PV-50kW & SMA SC-250kW

    Project Highlights

    This solar installation is estimated to generate an average of 5,952,809 kilowatt-hours per year, Which is equivalent to 375 homes’ energy use for one year and, 9,773,251 miles driven by the average passenger vehicle in a year, and 4,408,985 pounds of coal burned.

  • Goya World HQ3 MW

    GOYA WORLD HEADQUARTERS

    System Size
    3 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, engineering, materials and construction.

    Type of Financing
    Private

    Technology Used
    DC photovoltaic (PV)roof mounted system using Trina Solar 310 watt panels and SMA America Sunny Tripower.

    Project Highlights

    This solar installation is estimated 4,682,940 kilowatt-hours per year, which is equivalent to avoiding 8,677,489 lbs. of CO₂. This is comparable to 252,313 tree seedlings grown for each year.

  • Hall's Warehouse3 MW

    HALL'S WAREHOUSE

    System Size
    3 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Project Management, Mechanical and Electrical Construction

    Type of Financing
    Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provided by enXco Development Corp.

    Technology Used
    Roof mounted DC photovoltaic (PV) system using 971 kW of First Solar and 298 kW of Unisolar. Xantrex inverters were used.

    Project Highlights

    The combined installations at Hall's serve as one of the largest rooftop mounted solar installations in North America. The estimated production is approximately 1,430 MWh of energy, which is equivalent to the avoided emissions of 2,264,147 lbs. of CO₂. This is comparable to taking 188 cars off of the road, conserving 116,572 gallons of gasoline or the preservation 7.2 acres of forest annually.

  • Jones Lang LaSalle1 MW

    JONES LANG LASALLE

    System Size
    1 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, engineering, materials and construction.

    Type of Financing
    Private

    Technology Used
    DC photovoltaic (PV) roof-mounted and carport/canopy system using SolarWorld 235 and 245 watt panels, and Satcon 500 kW inverters.

    Project Highlights

    This solar installation is estimated to produce 1,420,173 kWh of energy in the first year, which is equivalent to avoiding 2,248,532 lbs. of CO₂. This is comparable to recycling 343 tons of waste or conserving 2,372 barrels of oil annually.

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  • Community College1 MW

    MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    System Size
    1 MW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, engineering, materials and construction.

    Type of Financing
    Private

    Technology Used
    DC photovoltaic (PV)roof mounted system using LG 235 watt modules. The system also is using PV Powered PV-260 kW, PV-100kW & PV-75kW.

    Project Highlights

    This solar installation is estimated to generate an average of 1,495,128 kilowatt-hours per year, which is equivalent to avoiding 2,770,472 lbs. of CO₂. The energy produced is equivalent to powering 177 homes per year & CO₂ emissions can be offset in 79 automobiles per year. The energy generated is comparable to 80,557 tree seedlings grown each year.

  • Wastewater Plant578 kW

    MORRISTOWN WASTEWATER
    TREATMENT PLANT

    System Size
    578 kW

    Vanguard’s Role
    Turn–key design, engineering and construction.

    Type of Financing
    System partially financed with $1,464,734 rebate from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.

    Technology Used
    The 578 kW system consists of three components: a 480 kW ground mount, a 69 kW roof mount and a 30 kW canopy structure over the filtration tank. Kyocera and BP Solar modules were used.

    Project Highlights

    The Town of Morristown, NJ, should expect electrical output of 635,800 kWh in the first year, which is equivalent to the avoided emissions of 1,006,649 lbs. of CO₂. This is comparable to taking 81 cars off of the road, conserving 51,828 gallons of gasoline or the preservation of 3.2 acres of forest annually.

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