Solar - August 17, 2021
New Jersey Landfill to House 25 MW Solar Project
The largest North American solar farm installed on a capped landfill is now under construction in New Jersey.
The 25.6 MW solar project is being installed by CEP Renewables at the former Combe Fill Landfill Superfund site in Mount Olive, N.J. The landfill had been closed since 1981, after which it was placed on the U.S. EPA’s National Priorities List of Superfund sites.
“The landfill had a long and complicated history that challenged our community with environmental and financial hurdles,” Robert Greenbaum, mayor of Mount Olive Township, said in a statement. “By taking the site through the redevelopment process, and through partnership with designated redeveloper CEP Renewables, this site has become a model for brownfield and landfill redevelopment projects in New Jersey. The township will recoup nearly $2.3 million in past taxes while at the same time transitioning the old landfill to a revenue-generating, clean energy power plant. We're very proud of that hard-fought accomplishment.”
Once completed, the solar farm will provide clean energy for more than 4,000 homes.
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