NBS Energy Partners is jointly owned and operated by Energenic, a business venture between existing business partners Marina Energy and DCO Energy and Swan Creek Energy. The New Brunswick Renewable Energy Consortium represents the city of New Brunswick.

Joseph Scheufele, senior vice president of business development of Energenic, said: “We are pleased to move New Brunswick toward a more sustainable and reliable energy future. In addition to reducing New Brunswick’s carbon footprint, this project will significantly reduce the city’s energy costs.”

Energenic identified 19 potential sites within New Brunswick where solar panels will be installed. Sites include parking garages, schools, water treatment plants and other city-owned facilities.

The project will be a single solar panel project in New Jersey. Once complete, the sites will generate more than 8MW, or 9.7 million kWh of energy annually. New Brunswick is expected to save 20% or more on its energy bills as a result of the projects.

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2010, and will generate 4MW, or 3.5 million kWh of energy annually. The average home consumes nearly 9,000kWh of electricity each year.