A New Jersey landfill has recently been converted into a solar power generation facility capable of producing more than 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity over its lifetime
The solar project, which employs about 9,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels from ENN Solar Energy, is
located on the south slope of the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick, New Jersey. It was developed and constructed by ENN in partnership with National Energy Renewable Corp., LLC (NERC). The
project utilises large state-of-the-art thin-film silicon solar modules from ENN and a construction technique that enables the use of wasteland for renewable energy production.
This 4.3 megawatt (MW) solar site has undergone and successfully completed extensive compliance testing in preparation for connection to the power grid, making its clean power output available to New Jersey consumers through Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).
ENN Solar Energy, headquartered in Langfang, China, specialises in the manufacture of large (up to 5.7 square metres, or 61.5 square feet) PV modules, which have been used in the development of various commercial and industrial projects throughout China, Europe and more. For the Edgeboro project, the installation of these large modules utilised a new floating architecture that securely anchors the solar panels to the landfill surface with no need to penetrate the landfill cap that would increase the risk of leaking flammable methane gas.