Bencardino Excavating Contributes To Richland Township Solar Energy Project

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  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) January 06, 2011 - Bencardino Excavating of Bensalem, Pa., has begun work on the Richland Township Solar Energy project, a joint venture, between Richland Township and the Richland Township Water Authority. The solar energy project is located in Quakertown, Pa., and is being funded under the Recovery Act's green energy initiative with $500,000 of Pennsylvania's allocated stimulus funds. It will support efforts to lower energy costs for local businesses and families.

    Bencardino Excavating was hired by Carr & Duff, Inc., one of Philadelphia's leaders in the electrical / data construction industry, to oversee excavation for all of the new electric solar panels, installation of eight inches of stone and new fencing around the solar field, and completion of final landscaping. The excavating crew, led by foreman Greg Davis, cleared three acres of land and added 2,000 yards of cuts and fills.

    "We are proud to contribute to green initiatives like the Richland Solar Energy project, which will ultimately benefit local families and businesses. It is part of our company's vision to deliver quality service to our clients while furthering our socially and environmentally conscious business model," said Lou Bencardino, owner of Bencardino Excavating.

    According to Pennsylvania's Stimulus Oversight Commission, "the project will use 1,350 PV solar panels installed on adjustable arrays adjacent to the building to generate about 426,275 kilowatt hours per year, save $59,675 per year, and generate $119,346 in renewable energy credits."

    Bencardino Excavating is an excavating company committed to delivering the highest level of performance and quality to their clients. Louis Bencardino is a highly skilled excavation and site work contractor who has an experienced team of project managers, foremen, construction professionals and crafts people. The company specializes in complete site work services including, construction, excavation, electrical, demolition, asphalt paving, and final finish work.

    Bencardino Excavating was founded in 1988 by Lou Bencardino, and serves clients in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey including Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Camden, Mercer and Gloucester Counties. Bencardino Excavating has worked with airports, helipads, schools, banks, corporate facilities, and more, in a wide array of industries including commercial and residential development, pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, utilities, education and retail. Among its clients are Bovis Lend Lease, T.N. Ward Company, Daniel J. Keating, Harkins Builders, H.B. Frazer Company, Emory Hill and Company, A.T. Chadwick Company, Carr & Duff, Inc., Scungio Borst, St. Joseph's University, Temple University, Philadelphia University, Princeton University, PennDOT, Keating Building and Merck & Co. For more information, visit or call (215) 244-6000.

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