Ardagh Group has installed a 20-acre solar power plant at its Bridgeton, NJ glass manufacturing facility.

It worked with its partner KDC Solar to install the plant.

The solar plant will supply renewable energy to the glass manufacturing site and contribute to a reduction in the glassmakers carbon footprint.

Key features of the solar project include:

* 5.5 MW DC
* 15,930 PV modules supported by 1,283 racking posts
* 61 pieces of electrical equipment
* 60 miles of wire installed
* 20 acre solar facility
* 2 separate arrays connected via directional drilling under a roadway and under wetlands

Bertrand Paulet, President and CEO, Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, said: "As part of our drive for sustainability, we are continuously looking for new opportunities to increase our use of green energy.

"We are pleased to have partnered with KDC Solar on this new solar plant.”