Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announces to build its largest community solar project on the closed L&D Landfill in Burlington County, New Jersey. When it goes into service later this year, the 12.93MW L&D Solar Farm will generate enough electricity to power 2,000 New Jersey homes.
Covering more than 50 acres with 41,720 solar panels, the landfill project is the latest of PSE&G's grid connected community solar facilities that give new life to landfill space and produces power up to 40% cheaper than residential rooftop solar installations. Community solar projects like these allow all customers to get the benefits of solar power.
Working with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), PSE&G has made reclaiming otherwise unusable space the recent focus of its Solar 4 All® program. This allows the state to add renewable energy resources while helping preserve the scarce open space. So far, PSE&G has converted more than 150 acres of landfill or brownfield space into clean energy producing solar farms. With more than 140,000 solar panels, together, these sites generate 45MWdc of solar power or enough energy to power about 7,500 homes annually.