At Amicus Solar Cooperative, it is our members that make us special. Our members are not just solar installers, they are organizations committed to the cause of bettering our environment through renewable energy. They have an average of 15 years in the solar industry and are active in their surrounding communities.
Founded in 1991 and based in Flemington, NJ, Advanced Solar Products is one of Amicus Solar Cooperative’s 36 member-owners. With the motto “ASP – Dedicated to building a sustainable future” the company has committed itself to promoting renewable, solar energy in the state of New Jersey and surrounding regions. ASP’s Principals are dedicated to promoting legislation that encourages the use of solar and makes it a more cost effective option for a larger population.
Although they started their business in the residential market, ASP now focuses its efforts in the commercial sector. To date, ASP has been involved in the construction of over 250 PV systems totaling over 55 megawatts for a wide variety of clients including utilities, corporations, government entities, public and private schools, and residential/agricultural customers.
ASP has completed numerous PV installations for national consumer brands such as J&J; Bausch and Lomb; and Wakefern Food. But they also work with utilities to increase electricity generation from renewable sources instead of coal. One such project was with PSE&G in Linden, NJ. ASP was contracted by PSE&G to build the 3.196 MW ground-mounted photovoltaic solar farm on a brownfield site located in Linden, NJ.
The Linden site was bordered by protected wetlands, with multiple underground utilities present adjacent to and within the proposed array location. In order to meet the requirements of this site, ASP utilized its Solstice ballasted mounting system which was designed specifically to address the concerns of environmentally hazardous sites and allows for a flexible design which permitted the utilities ongoing access.
Another way ASP helps build a sustainable future is by being involved in critical regulatory and environmental organizations that shape policy. Many of the staff serve in leadership positions in organizations such as the New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES), the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA), the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA), the United States Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC-NJ), the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the Solar Electric Business Association of New England (SEBANE) and the New Jersey Clean Energy Council (NJCEC).
Active in these organizations and staying in business for over 25 years has allowed ASP to establish and maintain long-term relationships with its clients. This factor along with the company’s other values of quality workmanship; integrity and ethical business practices; an emphasis on improving access to sustainable living; and creating an environment that encourages innovative thought and practices, are the key elements to ASP’s success.
Additionally, as the solar industry has evolved over the last twenty years, ASP has remained flexible and changed its approach, first building solar on residential homes and more recently focusing on commercial and utility scale applications. ASP is also a technically-oriented company with roots in research and development and as such has been responsible for some major innovations in the solar industry. What is more, ASP’s commitment to ethical business practices and its long-term relationships has made it one of the most respected businesses in the area’s solar industry.
With such long standing success and an unmatched track record when it comes to efficiently bringing large scale complex solar energy projects to completion, it is easy to see why ASP is one of the most well-established solar installers in the Northeast. Amicus Solar Cooperative is proud to have ASP as a member-owner.