The leading integrated energy firm, CS Energy LLC, known for designing and building optimized projects in solar, storage and emerging industries has completed the largest solar project in New Jersey. Though the second phase is underway, the CS Energy team of local workers installed impressive 4000 solar panels each day at the height of construction. This was done when Ben Moreell the project owner, Solar Farms, LLC, along with Department of Navy (DON) signed a lease for 170 acres of land for constructing a 28.5 MW ground-mount project at Naval Weapons Station Earle (NWS Earle) in Tinton Falls. CS Energy’s expert team, keeping in mind the sensitivity of the location and security standards, created customized worksite streamlining construction process, designed and installed the power plant. To support DON operations with renewable energy, CS Energy will also install a separate behind the meter solar system that would connect directly to the NWS Earle utility grid.

“I’m proud of our team for once again safely complying with heightened military regulations and delivering a turnkey solar project,” said Matthew Skidmore, CEO of CS Energy. Adding further he mentioned that they are honored to be able to help the US Navy, Vitol, and the home state of New Jersey increase their use of solar power.

The Ben Moreell Solar Farms came into being as a part of Navy’s energy resilience initiative and contributes to the ambitious New Jersey’s 2020 Energy Master Plan that aims to rely solely on renewable, carbon-neutral sources by 2050. Owned by a subsidiary of Vitol Holdings B.V., Vitol Green Holdings LLC, the solar project will be connected directly to the local utility grid. The clean energy power plant during emergencies and with further investments can be modified to power the base that houses a combined workforce of 1500 military, civilians and private contractors.

According to R. Andrew de Pass, Head of Renewables for Vitol Inc., CS Energy is a trusted partner for delivering solar power projects that maximize use of the terrain while offering high levels of output, given the fact that they have installed close to 1 GW of solar capacity worldwide.

CS Energy’s successful installations and completion of more than 80 MW of solar energy projects on US bases across the globe speaks volumes of their efficiency and expertise. Now with the completion of the largest solar project for the NWS Earle base, in consistent with the goals of New Jersey Energy Master Plan 2020, adds another feather in its cap.

About CS Energy

A leading integrated energy company known for its designs and that builds optimized projects in the solar, storage, and emerging energy industries in the US. A national EPC, O&M company with their attention to detail and flawless execution led them to successfully complete 1 GW of solar projects in 2004. Majority-owned by Ares Infrastructure and Power with a minority position retained by The Conti Group, it is well positioned to be a trusted, long-term partner when it comes to commercial solar installations.

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About Vitol Group

Founded in Rotterdam in 1966, Vitol serves clients from 40 offices worldwide and is invested in energy assets globally and a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets. Its clients include but not limited to national oil companies, multinationals, leading industrial and chemical companies, and the world’s largest airlines. Vitol takes pride in delivering products on time and to specification, by sourcing and managing the movement of energy through the relevant infrastructures.

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