New Jersey Landfill Community Solar Nears Completion - Smart Energy Decisions

Solar  -  August 23, 2021

New Jersey Landfill Community Solar Nears Completion

A 4.5 MW community solar project on a City of Linden, N.J., former landfill is nearly completed with construction.

The installation is being built by solar developer Navisun and will provide clean energy access to nearly 800 residents, over half of whom are low- and moderate-income.

“We are pleased to support both the City of Linden as well as the State of New Jersey in leading the way forward to our collective carbon-free future by providing clean energy access, and associated savings, to local residents,” Carl Engelbourg, marketing consultant at Navisun, said in a statement. “As a long-term owner and operator of community solar facilities, we are proud to work with the community and be a part of New Jersey's community solar pilot program.”

The Linden Hawk Rise project is just one of 45 solar projects previously approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. Under the program, PSE&G customers in the surrounding areas will be able to source renewable electricity with guaranteed bill savings of 10-15%.

The state of New Jersey is working toward a goal of sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2050 and now has more than 135,000 solar installations completed. The community solar projects built up around the state are specifically focused on providing access to clean energy to low- and moderate-income households.

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