We're going green! UAP Media was honored to assist in the Lumberton Solar Farm Opening Ceremony.
A Photovoltaic Power Plant (PVPP) “Lumberton solar W2-090 LLC (Lumberton Solar) “wholly-owned by Taiwan G.D. Development Corporation (G.D.), had its grand opening at South Jersey Regional Airport on June 29th, 2016. Chairman Lin Jiung-Hwa of (G.D.) and Chairman Liu Wei-Shu of Lumberton Solar (Lumberton solar 100% owned by G.D. ) co-hosted the ceremony, and a number of respected guests were invited to be a part of the celebration, including the General Assembly Deputy Speaker of New Jersey Mr. Gordon Johnson, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hsu Li-Wen, Lumberton Township Deputy Mayor Mr. Mike Dinneen, American Institute in Taiwan, New Jersey's largest gas and electricity provider PSE&G Interconnection Planning Manager Mr. James A. Calore, and pioneers in the PV industry (SunPerfect Solar, Inc. CEO & President Mr. Willy Chow, Bank SinoPac LA Branch Vice President Mr. Homer Hou, H&Y Associates Inc. President Mr. David Yen, Auxin Solar Inc. Co-Founder Ms. Sherry Tai, Conti Enterprise LLC Vice President Mr. Matthew Skidmore, SIC USA LLC Senior Director Scott Sullivan.)
According to B.J. Liang (President of G.D. and Lumberton solar), G.D., founded in June 2011, is a joint venture between GINTECH Energy (a ranking top 10 Solar Cell manufacturer worldwide ) and K.D. Holding ( belonging to CTCI Group : CTCI ranking top 100 EPC contractor worldwide.) G.D. focuses on the development, investment, operations and maintenance of PVPP. The construction of Lumberton PVPP 9.5 MW in New Jersey was inspected successfully and placed in service this past April. Thanks to a 12-hour time difference between Taiwan and New Jersey, dusk in the States is dawn in Taiwan, providing a great opportunity for a continuous solar power generating cycle. Since April of this year, the PVPP systems of G.D., both in Taiwan and the U.S., have been running around the clock. They were designed to provide clean energy for the Earth, to mitigate global warming, and to contribute to the development of global sustainability.
Lumberton PVPP is conveniently located in central New Jersey, which falls between NYC and Washington DC. The plant covers around 200,000 square meters (approx. 50 acres) and enjoys the convenience for transportation with its proximity to major roads and the South Jersey Regional Airport, which is right across the road from the plant. Due to the flat terrain of PVPP’s location, along with the better air quality and low temperature, PVPP is able to generate 12,000 MWhr of green energy per year despite the location’s high altitude. The PVPP’s annual output is equivalent to that of Taiwan. G.D. contributes 33,000MWHr of electric power, which reduces over 23,000 metric tons of carbon emission annually, equivalent to about 5 of Manhattan's Central Parks (and approx. 62 Taipei Da-an Forest Parks!)
Lumberton Solar Project is G.D.'s first PVPP project in United States that is entirely developed, invested, constructed, operated, and owned by G.D. Under the guidance and rigorous inspection of GDDC’s two-term board chairmen and directors, the corporation has solved lots of unpredictable problems, obstacles, and challenges (including amendment and modification of US domestic and international laws, drastic price variation of materials in the international photovoltaic market, change of the US local operating conditions, the biggest snow storm of the East coast in the U.S. for centuries, and hurricanes) in the past 6 years.The Lumberton Project finally kicked-off site work in July 2015 with the assistance from U.S. domestic and oversea partners, and completion under a very tight schedule. The project was completed at the end of March, 2016, despite very limited resources and manpower. In April, it successfully interconnected with PSE&G (NJ's power grid company,) to generate and transmit power into the PJM market.
In addition to the Lumberton PVPP in New Jersey, G.D. , in the last 5 years, has developed, invested, constructed, and operated dozens of PVPP in Taiwan together with the government and corporations such as the Taiwan High Speed Rail, Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Co., Kaohsiung International Airport, Tainan Airport, Logistics Corp. (YangMing Marine Transport Corp.), Port of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung City, and Tainan City. G.D. is now a well-known and essential investor in Taiwan’s PVPP Development, investment and operation.
In the future, G.D. will still survey suitable potential projects, while continuously developing, investing, constructing, and operating high quality and robust PVPPs, in its continued fight against limited resources for the development of global sustainability.