NJR Clean Energy Ventures, CS Energy, CEP Renewables Completed Solar Project on Former Paper Mill in New Jersey
- CEP Renewables, CS Energy, and NJR Clean Energy Ventures have successfully completed the conversion of a former contaminated brownfield into a 17-MW solar project in Holland, New Jersey. This project was an important step in the state's journey towards a more sustainable future.
CEP Renewables, CS Energy, and NJR Clean Energy Ventures recently announced the successful completion of a 17-MW fixed-tilt solar array in Holland, New Jersey. This project was constructed in two phases on a site that previously housed a paper mill complex. NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquired the Holland project from CEP Renewables in 2021, and now owns 63 commercial solar projects throughout New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut, with a portfolio of more than 430 MW of installed capacity.
Why does it matter?
This project was an important step in the state's journey towards a more sustainable future. By repurposing brownfields and other underutilized spaces to produce clean, renewable energy, CEV is helping to deliver clean energy innovations that drive emission reduction goals and power a more sustainable future. Additionally, the project has created jobs, tax revenue, and a source of solar energy for the state.
CEP Renewables and CS Energy have set an example of how to successfully convert a contaminated brownfield into a renewable energy source. Going forward, it is likely that more projects of this kind will be developed, as the state continues to focus on the development of renewable energy sources. Additionally, the Holland project has highlighted the importance of working with the property owner and the EPC at every stage of the project, in order to overcome the unique challenges posed by these types of sites.