Archive for June, 2011

Solar Farm Approved!!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Rager Energy received final approvals on 12 MW solar farm in Harrison Township.  The 52,800 photovoltaic panels will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 2,000 homes annually.

HARRISON TWP. — A new solar field is being planned for an empty field off of Route 77, bringing green energy initiatives and tax revenue to the town.

The 100-acre parcel, owned by the Eachus family, was once a working farm, but is now an open area. Originally the farm had been set aside to have a Catholic high school built, but when the plans went through the township and the owners had to find a new use for it.

Multiple options had been discussed, with the construction of a solar field being chosen as the most feasible and beneficial for Harrison Township.

“The indirect benefits are it won’t be developed for housing, we don’t need any more burden on the school system,” said Mayor Lou Manzo. “And we didn’t want it to be developed as more commercial property because you’re getting more into the open space area.”

United Solar Group and Rager Energy Consulting LLC have received a long-term lease from the landowners and plan to build approximately 50,000 solar panels on it.

The project will include building phases, with the company installing a portion of the panels in each phase.

Once completed, the energy output will become a taxable entity, raising around $70,000 per year for the township.

“Obviously it’s a wave of the future, it’s environmentally forward thinking, we think it will be it’s a $70,000 ratable for us, which is huge,” Manzo said. “It’s like a win-win-win-win on all fronts.”

The solar field, near the intersection of Gangemi Lane, will not be visible from the road, and the township’s planning board is currently working with the developers to make sure that there is enough of a buffer zone between the field and its neighboring properties that it won’t be seen by those parties either.

Gloucester County Times

Ship Bottom Fire Company Goes Solar!!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Rager Energy makes it possible for Ship Bottom Fire Company, a non-profit organization in Ocean County, to receive free electric at no cost to them.

Fire House Goes Solar & Saves Money

Executive Leaders Radio

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

On April 22, 2011, Rager Energy was invited to participate in a 2-minute spotlight on Executive Leaders Radio in Philadelphia. Very interesting segment including interviews with Joe Schumacher, the CEO of Goddard Systems Inc, Scott Nissenbaum, the President of Finite Carbon, Bob Fesnak, the Managing Partner of Fesnak and Associates, Brian Mattocks, Rent-A-Smart-Guy.com, and Jennifer Madera, the President of The Career Finders.

Listen here –

http://www.executiveleadersradio.com/shows/greater-philadelphia-leaders/04-22-2011.aspx

http://www.executiveleadersradio.com/rager-clay-2441.aspx

http://www.executiveleadersradio.com/rager-alexa-2442.aspx