On September 21, Seabrook Retirement Community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, celebrated the opening of its approximate 4-megawatt net-metered Solar Farm, located on the perimeter of campus, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. More than 100 residents and employees attended the celebration.
Speakers at the event included Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning, and CEO of KDC Solar Hal Kamine.
KDC Solar of Bedminster paid for the cost of the project and facilitated the installation of 13,000 solar panels on approximately 15 acres of land at Seabrook. The system will produce 20% of Seabrook's annual electric load saving Seabrook nearly $250,000 a year in energy costs.
"Seabrook is proud to be one of the greenest retirement communities in New Jersey," said Seabrook Executive Director Todd DeLaney. "We are delighted to partner with KDC Solar on this Solar Farm, which will help reduce Seabrook's carbon footprint as well as reduce our annual operating expenses."
Seabrook is one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 98-acre campus is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,400 residents.
Photo from left, Seabrook Project Manager Karen Kollmer, CEO of KDC Solar Hal Kamine, Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning, Seabrook Board President Jeanne McArthur, Senator Jennifer Beck, Seabrook Executive Director Todd DeLaney, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, President of Seabrook Resident Advisory Council George Torpey, KDC Solar Business Development Manager Justin Kamine, and Tinton Falls Council President Gary Baldwin.