The former Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick, New Jersey has been converted into a solar power generating facility with the completion of a 4.3MW solar project by ENN Solar Energy and National Renewable Energy Corporation (NERC). ENN used 9,000 of its thin-film silicon solar modules for the project, which is anticipated to be able to produce 100 million kWh of electricity over its lifetime.
The companies note that the site has completed and passed extensive compliance testing for preparation of the connection to the power grid. Electricity produced by the plant will be made available to New Jersey consumers through PSE&G.
“Through the comprehensive utilization of wastelands, such as landfills, abandoned industrial sites and deserts, we can develop and build substantial ground-mounted solar power plants that advance the future development of clean power,” said De-Ling Zhou, COO of ENN Solar Energy. “ENN is committed to the development, construction and deployment of PV and other clean energy projects and will continue to seek out other idle land resources in North America where our renewable energy technologies, engineering and operational expertise can provide a 'one-stop shop' of integrated services.”