Staten Island Solar Project Generating Power for Church at the Gateway

Close up of solar panel array

Dublin, OH – IGS Solar, LLC, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, recently teamed up with Advanced Solar Products (ASP), a solar energy design and construction firm, to complete the installation of a 386 kW solar array above a 17,000 square-foot parking structure at the Church at the Gateway in Staten Island, New York.

IGS Solar financed, owns, and operates the solar project, which is now in operation. “ASP did a great job of working through a very tough winter to deliver this project on-schedule and on-budget. We’re looking forward to working on many more projects together,” said Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar.

The system, which includes 1,290 solar panels, is expected to generate over 500,000 kWh per year for the church, and will produce enough electricity to meet 80 percent of the facility’s power needs. To date, over 76,000 kWh have been generated and delivered to the Church.

“It has been a great experience working with IGS Solar and Advanced Solar Products,” said Rev. Tim Mercaldo, senior pastor of Church at the Gateway. “Using clean energy and being environmentally responsible were important goals of our church, and with the team’s expertise, we’ve been able to make that happen. Our entire congregation is very pleased with the project.”

About IGS Solar

IGS Solar delivers solutions that allow our customers to generate their own clean, renewable energy and play a vital role in creating a sustainable energy future. With flexible financing options and significant environmental benefits, we provide homes, businesses, and communities with innovative ways to capture the power of the sun.

About Church at the Gateway

Church at the Gateway is an evangelical church that believes we are all stewards of God's earth, which means we have a moral obligation to look after it; ultimately, this duty benefits all people. Thus, by teaming with IGS Solar, Church at the Gateway is actively choosing to preserve the earth, saving resources for today and helping to shield earth’s resources for future generations.

About Advanced Solar Products

For over 20 years, Advanced Solar Products (ASP) has led the way in solar energy design and construction using sustainable technologies. As one of the largest solar integrators on the East Coast, they have installed over 55 megawatts of ground and roof-mounted PV systems ranging in size from under 10 kilowatts to over 14 megawatts. ASP has been contracted for some of the highest profile solar jobs in the region including the installation of “the largest privately-owned, net-metered solar system in the Western Hemisphere,” on the McGraw-Hill campus in East Windsor, NJ.