LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thanks to the sun and to solar technology installed by Nexus Energy Solutions (NES) of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, the ARC of Mercer County declared its independence from the electricity grid at a grand reopening ceremony Wednesday, June 13 in Ewing Township.
"We're very excited about this new way of powering our Day Center in Ewing," said Kelly Jiras of The ARC Mercer. "From today onward, all the electricity used at our facility will be generated by the solar array installed on top of the buildings at an enormous savings to us."
Jiras went on to say that "atop the ARC Mercer buildings are nearly six hundred 240-watt solar panels made by Sharp and installed by NES. This sustainable technology will generate all of the electricity used at our location. That's more than 162,000 kilowatt/hours per year, saving us an estimated $375,000 over the next 15 years."
According to NES President William Harris, the company delivers not only bottom-line savings on utility costs, but also helps such clients as The ARC Mercer "grow greener and realize the social benefits of developing a more sustainable energy profile. We provide energy audits and guidance on sustainable building practices and procedures, and handle such capital projects as energy-efficient lighting and smart grid technology, as well as solar installations."
For additional information, visit http://www.nexusenergysolutions.net or call 609-656-4409.
Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Nexus Energy Solutions (NES) offers expertise and turnkey solutions in all disciplines of evaluating and implementing sustainable energy measures. With us, relationships are key, and we partner with you to help you save money, staff time and headaches. From business owners to building managers, our customers turn to us for advanced technologies and practical techniques to minimize energy expenditures. NES strives to help each customer realize bottom-line savings as well as the social benefits of developing a more efficient and sustainable energy profile.About Arc Mercer
The ARC Mercer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing for all people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals. Through its Adult Resources Day Program located in Ewing, The ARC Mercer provides its clients with training in life and vocational skills, and facilitates integration into the community. More information is at http://www.arcmercer.org.