Alternative Energy with TDC

Projects that produce savings and help our environment! Read about our alternative energy services below. 

TDC Services

Data Gathering

  • Analyze existing building envelope and infrastructure
  • Gather data on history of utility expenditures
  • Target upgrades for energy conservation and Energy Star Compliance
  • Project potential energy savings and “paybacks”

Coordinate with District NJDOE Long Range Plan “System Actions”

Financing Considerations

  • Formulate strategies for implementation
  • Project potential earnings and tax impacts
  • Obtain NJDOE relevant aid approvals (debt-service aid, ROD Grants, stimulus funds, BPU programs)

Assist in pre-referendum information campaign

Assist in informing the public of the educational and environmental benefits

TDC Experience and System Considerations

Solar Energy Systems

  • Roof mounted
  • Parking lot canopies

Wind Energy Systems

  • Vertical mounted systems

Cogeneration Heat/Cooling and Electrical Energy

  • Micro Turbines

Ice Storage Cooling

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Energy Star Compliant High Efficiency Systems

  • Boilers
  • Day Lighting Systems
  • Occupancy Sensors
  • Temperature Control Management Systems
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Water Saving Systems

Building Envelope

  • Roof Systems and Insulation
  • Window Replacement
  • Door Replacement

TDC Solar and Wind Projects

Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County

  • Alder Avenue School
  • Fernwood Middle School
  • Swift Elementary School
  • Slaybaugh Elementary School
  • Davenport Elementary School
  • Miller Elementary School
  • High School

Springfield Township, Burlington County 

  • Springfield Township Elementary School  

Lumberton Board of Education, Burlington County (view energy data)

Burlington County Institute of Technology, Burlington County

  • Westampton Campus
  • Medford Campus

North Hanover Township School District, Burlington County

  • Upper Elementary School

Burlington County Bridge Commission, Burlington County

  • Bristol Bridge Maintenance Building

Lenape Regional High School District, Burlington County (view energy data)

Brigantine Board of Education, Atlantic County

  • Middle School

Woodbine Board of Education, Cape May County

  • Woodbine Elementary School

Solar Based Systems

1. Utility cost savings: Photovoltaic solar systems produce electricity that directly reduces the energy demand from the local power utility company. The reduction in energy demand reduces the electric bill for the end user in proportion to the size of the solar energy system installed. As utility rates increase, the savings increase. Characteristics of the photovoltaic modules substantiate a 25 year warranty and allow for only a 2% degradation of the cell output per year. Excess degradation dictates warranty replacement.

2. SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) In addition to the utility production, the NJBPU has developed a program allowing owners of solar energy systems to sell “SREC’s” on the open market annually. The SREC is purchased principally by energy providers (utility companies) in lieu of paying a fine imposed by the NJBPU. The fine or Solar Alternative Compliance Payment (SACP) is a vehicle utilized by the NJBPU to achieve New Jersey’s goal of providing 2.12% Solar statewide by 2021. Utility companies either pay a fine or substitute less costly SRECs. This process generates substantial income on an annual basis for an owner of an operating solar energy system.

3. NJ CORE REBATE PROGRAMS: While funds exist customers can apply for a direct rebate from the NJBPU after a project has been completed.

4. Federal Tax Credit: With the current economic stimulus programs available on the national level, customers may also qualify for up to a 30% tax credit after a system is up and operating.

Wind Based Systems

Wind based systems duplicate many of the same incentives as a solar energy systems with one exception, and one modification.  

1. Utility cost savings: Same as Solar

2. SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) Not available

3. NJ Core Rebate Programs: Similar to Solar, however, the size of the rebate is in proportion to the size of the power the wind system produces. Smaller systems producing less than 16,000 kWhr annually realize a rebate of $3.2 per kWhr while larger systems obtain $.50 per kWhr.

4. Federal Tax Credit: Same as Solar

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