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EDISON, NJ, May 8, 2012 – SunDurance Energy, Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) today announced the dedication of the Kearny Landfill Solar Project, a 3-MW solar project that has transformed the dormant NJMC landfill 1A site into a productive solar farm.
The solar installation, the first on a State-owned landfill, is a partnership between the NJMC, SunDurance Energy and PSE&G. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has called for increased solar projects on landfills as an important element of his Energy Master Plan. The project was supported by an $8.5 million grant by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) with funding made available to New Jersey under the federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
“The Kearny Landfill Solar Project demonstrates the power of partnership between the government and private sectors,” said Al Bucknam, CEO of SunDurance Energy. “Achieving the goal of tasking a former landfill toward clean energy production required the collective will and vision of the NJMC, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection and Community Affairs, the U.S. Department of Energy, PSE&G and SunDurance Energy. We hope that this truly significant accomplishment yields many similar projects in the coming years.”
The grid-connected solar installation features 12,506 Kyocera solar panels mounted on 13 acres atop the 35-acre landfill. The NJMC leased the 13 acres to SunDurance Energy, which developed, designed and constructed the solar array. Prior to completion of the system, PSE&G purchased the project and took over the lease from SunDurance and now owns, operates, and maintains the solar panels as part of the utility’s Solar 4 All™ program.
PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program provides numerous benefits to PSE&G customers and the State by greatly increasing the amount of clean and carbon-free renewable energy generated throughout New Jersey while spurring economic growth and creating jobs. The PSE&G Solar 4 All™ program will add 80 megawatts of solar electric generation capacity to the PSE&G electrical system by the end of 2012, enough solar energy to power about 12,500 average size New Jersey homes.
The Kearny Landfill Solar Project underscores PSE&G’s commitment to promoting solar energy in New Jersey, giving new life to landfills and brownfields through its Solar 4 All program and helping the state reach its renewable energy goals. “New Jersey has some of the most aggressive solar goals in the country and in a very short time we have become a leading state for solar development,” said Joe Forline, vice president – customer operations, PSE&G. “In addition, our Solar 4 All program is helping to turn brownfields and landfills green by partnering with experienced developers like SunDurance Energy to build projects like the Kearny Landfill Solar Farm.”
The NJMC is a regional leader in the production and promotion of renewable energy. “The Christie Administration, the Meadowlands Commission, SunDurance Energy and PSE&G are leading by example in pursuing smart, effective and realistic renewable energy policies and projects that help to improve the environment and boost economic growth,” said Marcia Karrow, Executive Director of the NJMC. “The Commission is happy to help advance the Governor’s energy goals and pleased to have worked with SunDurance Energy and PSE&G on the Kearny Landfill Solar Project.”
About SunDurance Energy, LLC
SunDurance Energy, LLC is a solar energy company that develops, designs, builds and operates megawatt-scale solar power solutions for the commercial, government, and utility-scale markets. An affiliate of The Conti Group, SunDurance Energy is a leading national solar provider, ranked #38 on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s 500 fastest- growing private companies and #3 in the Energy Sector. SunDurance Energy is the recipient of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s 2009 Innovation Award and The
Utility & Transportation Contractors Association’s 2010 Construction Safety Award. For more information please visit www.SunDuranceEnergy.com.
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is the planning and zoning agency for the
30.4-square-mile Meadowlands District, which includes parts of 14 towns in Bergen and Hudson counties. The Commission’s objectives include promoting economic growth and development, including the redevelopment of brownfields, and environmental preservation and enhancement. Through its renewable energy initiatives the NJMC has shown that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive goals and can go hand-in-hand to improve the economy and quality of life of New Jersey residents.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).
The program will add 80 megawatts of solar electric generation capacity to the PSE&G electrical system by the end of 2012, enough solar energy to power about 12,500 average size New Jersey homes.