500 kW Solar Ground Mount System
Pfister Energy installed a 500 kW solar ground mount system for the Ramada Inn of Vineland, NJ, utilizing American-made Sharp modules and a helical pile mounting system ("earth screws") manufactured by Terrafix Solarpark USA. This innovative attachment system eliminated the need for large concrete foundations, which minimized the local environmental impact of the array. The project was a direct purchase by the customer and is expected to produce over 14,000 Megawatt-hours (MWh) over the 25-year design life of the system, yielding a total net benefit of over $6.75 million over its operating lifetime. The project will pay for itself in just over 2.5 years, generate 80 percent of the hotel's electricity needs, save the business $8,000 to $10,000 per month in energy costs and generate 620,620 kW hours of electricity per year – enough to power 50 households.