Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures Turn New Jersey Brownfield into Green Energy with Completion of New 13 Megawatt Solar Project
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, today celebrated the completion of a 13 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted commercial solar project constructed on the former South Brunswick Landfill Superfund site. Comprised of more than 36,000 solar panels, the project will provide enough clean energy to power 1,360 homes annually. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon calculator, it will also reduce emissions by approximately 14,000 tons, equivalent to removing 2,700 cars from the road each year.
“We believe in leading by example in everything we do,” said Loan Mansy, area president of Republic Services. “And, this solar project reflects Republic’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and our efforts to make a meaningful and lasting environmental difference in the communities we serve.”
“We are proud to join with Republic Services in making solar an important part of New Jersey’s energy future,” said Mark Valori, vice president of NJR Clean Energy Ventures. “Projects like this are made possible through a shared commitment to maximize underutilized space to provide clean energy to customers, advance New Jersey’s renewable energy goals and create a cleaner, fairer energy future for us all.”
The solar array is owned, operated and maintained by CEV and marks the completion of its 34th commercial solar project in the state. Brownfield sites, such as the South Brunswick landfill, provide an opportunity to harness energy from yesterday’s waste and convert it into renewable energy for tomorrow’s power needs. Projects like thisalso represent Republic’s continued commitment to the expanded applications of solar energy on former landfills, and complements its other solar projects in Massachusetts, Texas, Georgia and Nevada.
CEV’s total investment in New Jersey-based solar projects now total approximately $600 million, with a capacity of 194 MW. Any Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) produced by the solar array are owned by CEV. SRECs are the credits generated by solar systems that can be sold to meet utility providers’ renewable energy requirements.
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