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Mullica Hill Group Plans Solar Farm At Mullica Hill, New Jersey, Cold Storage Facility

The Mullica Hill Group, a proud member of AGRO Merchants Group, began construction on a state-of-the-art solar farm at their cold storage facility in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.

Mullica Hill Cold Storage is a 3PL refrigerated food service company serving the Ports of Philadelphia, Baltimore, North Jersey and New York. According to the firm, when completed in early 2015, there will be 10,752 solar panels all rotating via robotics to maximize efficiency and deliver 70% of the electric needs to the warehouses. An advanced dual-axis tracker system will produce more power than a conventional system by allowing the panels to track the movement of the sun across the horizon. This will be the largest robotically controlled solar farm in the world.

"We are excited about this long-term project with National Energy Partners," stated Fred Sorbello, CEO of The Mullica Hill Group. "NEP is recognized globally as a leading renewable energy developer with a strong track record in enabling companies to meet their economic and environmental objectives. This project represents an important strategic development within cold storage and showcases the innovation that Mullica Hill Cold Storage and AGRO Merchants Group is delivering to the industry." Mullica Hill Cold Storage is the largest receiver of imported meat in the United States and supports three USDA inspection houses. The company also provides frozen artesian breads, seafood and poultry products as well as transportation to and from its six warehouses in Southern New Jersey via ocean, air, rail and truck.

"National Energy Partners is proud to be working together with AGRO Merchants Group on our largest robotics solar project in the world. We are eager to help provide their cold storage facilities with an abundance of clean, renewable electricity using the power of the sun," stated Jeremy Conner, CEO at National Energy Partners. NEP believes that the future energy demands must be met with minimal liability on the nation's economy, and less impact on the environment. NEP is committed to help clients realize the benefits and savings of clean energy while reducing high up-front capital investment. The company develops, finances, manages and operates solar projects either through distributed energy or solar farm systems.


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