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PSE&G Turns Landfill into 13MW Solar Farm

published: 2016-02-05 16:16

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) started supplying its customers with solar electricity generated from the 12.93MW L&D Solar Farm, which is built at a landfill in the New Jersey. juwi performed as the EPC service provider of the L&D Solar Farm.

"The L&D Solar Farm is another great example of how landfill-based community solar can increase renewable energy in New Jersey while also giving new purpose to land that would otherwise have very limited development opportunities," said Courtney McCormick, vice president - renewables and energy solutions for PSE&G. "We have identified dozens of additional landfills that are suitable for solar development and stand ready and willing to return more of these sites to productive use through solar development."

The L&D Solar Farm is one of PSE&G’s largest solar generating portfolio, it is also one of the largest landfill solar farms in the U.S. It is comprised of 41,720 solar panels that cover 53 acres of landfill space spanning the towns of Eastampton, Lumberton and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and will be owned by Waste Management of New Jersey, Inc. Meanwhile, PSE&G will co-own and operate the solar farm as part of its Solar 4 All® Program.

Solar 4 All is a 125 MW-dc community solar program that utilizes rooftops, parking lots, utility poles and landfills/ brownfields for large-scale, grid connected solar projects. There are currently 114MWdc of the 125 MW-dc total in service. The L&D Solar Farm is the 28th grid-connected centralized Solar 4 All project and the eighth built on a landfill or brownfield site. 

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