The first of four solar farms developed by Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) broke ground today. The Trenton Solar Farm on Brunswick Avenue is one of four solar farms being developed for the company’s Solar 4 All Program and is one of more than twenty solar projects (PSE&G) will develop this year – helping New Jersey achieve 30MW of solar generated power this year.
“The Trenton Solar Farm exemplifies PSE&G’s environmental commitment and its leadership position in renewable energy,” said Al Matos, PSE&G’s VP of Renewables and Energy Solutions. “We are giving new life to a once contaminated site. By reclaiming it we are helping to improve the neighborhood and provide New Jersey’s capital city with a productive and beneficial asset.
5,496 crystalline solar panels will be used on the site, which covers 5.5 acres of PSE&G property. The three remaining solar farms, Hamilton with 4.4MW, Linden with 3.2MW and Edison with 2MW, all will use the same crystalline solar panel technology and also have monitoring and communications functionality.