ENN Solar Energy, NERC to transform New Jersey landfill into solar farm
The project uses large thin film silicon solar modules from ENN plus a construction technique that helps to enable the use of a variety of wasteland for renewable energy production
Langfang, China, November 28, 2011 — A New Jersey landfill has been converted into a solar power generation facility capable of producing over 100 million kWh of electricity over its lifetime.
The solar project, which employs about 9,000 ENN's photovoltaic panels and is located on the south slope of the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick, New Jersey, was developed and constructed by ENN Solar Energy in partnership with National Energy Renewable Corp.
The project uses large thin film silicon solar modules from ENN plus a construction technique that helps to enable the use of a variety of wasteland for renewable energy production.
This 4.3 MW solar site has undergone and successfully completed extensive compliance testing in preparation for connection to the power grid, making available its clean power output to New Jersey consumers through Public Service Electric and Gas Co., New Jersey's oldest and largest publicly owned utility.
ENN Solar Energy, headquartered in Langfang, China, specializes in the manufacture of large (up to 5.7 sq. meters) PV modules which have been used in the development of various commercial and industrial projects throughout China, Europe and other areas.
For the Edgeboro project, the installation of these large modules used a new floating architecture that securely anchors the solar panels to the landfill surface with no needs to penetrate the landfill cap that would increase the leaking risk of flammable methane gas.