Public Service Electric and Gas Co. on Jan. 24 said it energized the 7.75-MW ILR photovoltaic solar facility in Newark County, N.J.
Situated on the closed ILR Landfill owned by Industrial Land Reclaiming Inc., the solar project was constructed using 23,834 solar panels.
The facility also represents the ninth solar farm to be built on a landfill under the PSE&G's Solar 4 All project, a 158-MW DC program that uses rooftops, parking lots, utility poles and landfills or brownfields for solar projects.
The Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. subsidiary has placed 124 MW DC in service while the 158-MW solar generation capacity is targeted to be reached in 2020.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities previously granted a second extension to the Solar 4 All program, allowing PSE&G to spend up to $80 million building another 33 MW of solar farms on landfills and brownfields.