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Eldor Contracting Corporation Energizes Fifth Solar Carport for Suffolk County – Part of a 12.82-Megawatt, $65 Million Solar Project
Posted on: August 17th, 2012

Holtsville, NY…

sm_EldorSolarCarportCohalanEldor Contracting Corporation (Holtsville, NY, www.eldor.com), one of the New York-Tri-State area’s largest electrical construction and renewable energy companies, announced today that it has successfully completed the fifth solar carport in its 12.82-megawatt (MW), 45,000 solar module project located in Suffolk County, New York. Eldor was brought on board the expansive solar carport project by EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco (San Diego, CA, www.edf-re.com), a leader in renewable energy. The installations required Eldor’s turnkey construction management, general contracting and electrical contracting services, as well as its widely-recognized value engineering capabilities. The company’s responsibilities in this $65 million renewable energy project –among the nation’s largest solar carport installations — also include the commissioning, telemetry and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) activities for gathering real time data to monitor, analyze and control environmental conditions at the installations.

According to Eldor Project Manager Keith Feldmann, “The Suffolk County solar carports include our rigging into place: 22, 500-kw inverters, 22 medium-voltage step-up transformers, and seven medium-voltage switchgear lineups. We have been working closely with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to effectively coordinate the interconnection of the medium-voltage switchgear to the power grid.”

Being constructed on public properties in Suffolk County, the solar PV facilities are being interconnected to LIPA’s grid.  The energy produced by EDF Renewable Energy will then be purchased by LIPA. It is estimated that 12.82-MW of electricity can power approximately homes.

To date, Eldor has completed four solar carports at the Brentwood train station, H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge, Suffolk County’s North County Complex in Hauppauge, and a Suffolk County owned-building in Riverhead. Currently under construction are solar carports at the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip and the Deer Park train station.

For Eldor, a contractor known for its involvement in a wide range of large, complex projects, the 12.82-megawatt solar carport contract reflects its ability to handle innovative and intricate installations. Over the course of its 35-year history, the company has handled high profile projects ranging from intelligent transportation and mass transit systems to smart buildings, controls, lighting and security to fiber optic, telecommunications, generator, emergency and leading-edge renewable energy/photovoltaic installations.

About Eldor Contracting Corporation

Founded by current President Nicolaus P. Feldmann over 35 years ago, Eldor is one of the New York-Tri State region’s largest electrical contractors. Operating from its sustainable corporate headquarters in Holtsville, NY and another facility in College Point, NY, the company offers end-to-end services. They including: electrical contracting, value engineering, procurement, construction and renewable energy solutions. Eldor is recognized for its proven track record and problem-solving capabilities on even the most complex, challenging projects. Eldor employs a highly qualified, credentialed team of professional engineers, superintendents, project managers, foremen, journeymen and apprentices – each fully-trained and committed to delivering projects on-time, on-budget and to specifications. Eldor has approximately 200 employees. The company’s executives are well-respected within the industry as reflected in their leadership roles within relevant industry associations such as the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Eldor also holds key certifications such as those of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and North American Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as well as active membership in organizations including the New York State Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA). For more information, visit: www.eldor.com

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