Public Service Electric and Gas announced Wednesday that it has started constructing a solar farm on the Parklands Landfill.
The project, a 10.14-megawatt-dc solar farm and part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, will transform 40 acres of landfill space into a clean energy producing solar farm.
It will have the capability to power approximately 2,000 average-sized homes annually. The landfill, owned by Waste Management of New Jersey Inc., stopped operating in 1989.
"Landfills like Parklands offer prime opportunities for large-scale solar development that benefits New Jersey and our customers," Joe Forline, vice president, customer solutions for PSE&G, said in a prepared statement. "We can convert this property into a productive asset that adds to New Jersey's inventory of renewable energy resources without reducing the state's open space. And by connecting projects like this directly to the electric grid, we ensure that all of our electric customers are sharing in the benefits of solar generation."
Edison-based Conti Enterprises Inc., one of New Jersey’s largest solar developers, was chosen as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.