NJR Clean Energy Ventures completes 1.5-MW solar project on New Jersey landfill

Oct 16, 2020 11:26 AM ET
  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), the tidy energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, finished a 1.5-MW ground-mounted solar project at the former municipal land fill in Hopatcong, New Jersey. Including nearly 4,000 solar panels, the fixed-tilt range is expected to give sufficient tidy energy to power 230 residences each year.

The capped garbage dump has been shut for more than 30 years, as well as NJRCEV will lease 23 acres of this underutilized area from the district for a term of 25 years with the possibility to expand the agreement for approximately an extra 10 years. The clean power generated will certainly be offered to PJM and also further the state's tidy power objectives.

" As one of the earliest investors in New Jersey's solar industry, NJR Clean Energy Ventures has a long track record of advancement and also sustainability, and also our Hopatcong solar project mirrors that dedication," claimed Steve Westhoven, president as well as CEO of New Jersey Resources. "By transforming this brownfield right into sustainable, environment-friendly power, we are helping to sustain the state's exhaust decrease objectives, grow our organization as well as lead the way to a tidy power future for New Jersey."

Hopatcong Mayor Michael Francis claimed: "This is a win-win for everybody. Yearly, the land fill costs the district cash in water testing and costs. We eagerly anticipate balancing out these costs as well as saving taxpayers money while producing tidy power for the state."

The Hopatcong solar project was collectively developed and allowed by AC Power as well as Citrine Power after the designers authorized a lease with the district in 2018. NJRCEV acquired the project in 2019 and finished building and construction in September 2020.

The Hopatcong solar project was accepted for Transition Renewable Energy Credits (TRECs) under the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' T grid-connected project application process. TRECs are the credits generated by solar systems that can be marketed to fulfill energy companies' renewable resource needs.

NJRCEV currently keeps greater than 350 MW of mounted solar capability.