RMT, Inc., a leading renewable energy engineering and construction company, has contracted with Pilesgrove Solar to construct the largest solar energy facility in the Northeastern U.S. RMT has commenced construction on the 18MW-ac facility located in Pilesgrove, N.J.

Pilesgrove Solar is a joint venture between Panda Power Funds and Con Edison Development. Panda Power Funds is responsible for managing development, engineering and construction of the solar project.

"We partnered with RMT on this project because they have successfully designed and constructed dozens of utility-scale renewable energy facilities across the United States," explains Todd Carter, president and senior partner of Panda Power Funds. "We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with RMT."

Con Edison Development will be managing the operation, maintenance, energy management, and financing of the solar facility.

"The Pilesgrove solar facility will help boost America's energy independence and provide long-term environmental benefits," says Robert Mennella, senior VP and COO at Con Edison Development. "We tapped RMT for this project because they have a track record of designing and constructing high quality renewable energy facilities."

RMT is responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the civil infrastructure, solar modules and racking system, DC and AC electrical systems, SCADA system, and meteorological system. The project entails installation of over 71,000 photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. RMT also provided preliminary engineering and permitting support for the project.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Panda Power Funds and Con Edison Development on this state-of-the art solar energy facility," says Frank Greb, RMT VP. "The facility will create enough clean energy to power over 5,100 homes and will create over 100 construction jobs."

The Pilesgrove solar facility is expected to commence commercial operation next spring. Atlantic City Electric will be the host utility for the project.