Solar Panels To Top New Jersey Landfill

Drivers on the New Jersey turnpike will soon get a glimpse of their fossil fuel consumption being offset with renewable solar power. Not to be out-done by other states turning the barren expanses of landfills into solar power plants (i.e., New York and Massachusetts), New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno recently announced plans to host a solar farm on a state-owned landfill. The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) 1A Landfill Solar Project in Kearny will be the first project of its kind in New Jersey.

The 3-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) system will consist of 12,506 solar panels mounted on 13 acres atop a defunct landfill. The site will initially be owned and operated by SunDurance Energy, the Edison-based company that will construct the project.  Just prior to the project’s completion, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s oldest and largest publicly owned utility, will purchase the solar farm.

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The $18 million solar project, expected to be online by the end of the year, highlights how this state is taking solar power seriously. New Jersey recently surpassed California as the country’s largest commercial solar market, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, and now accounts for 24 percent of all commercial arrays in the U.S.

“Projects such as this represent a fulfillment of Governor Christie’s campaign promise to increase the use of landfills and brownfields for solar projects that also foster job creation,” said Guadagno. “Further, the Christie Administration’s draft Energy Master Plan lays out a clear and realistic path to a sustainable energy future that promotes economic growth and job creation, protects our environment, and maintains the 7th most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the nation at 22.5 percent.”

Lauren Craig is a writer and consultant living in Seattle, WA. She holds an M.S. in International Development from Tulane University, and is co-founder of Sustainable Systems Integrators, LLC., an employee-owned solar energy design and installation firm in New Orleans, LA. She is also certified in PV design and installation by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

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  • Reply October 18, 2011

    Paul Felix Schott

    Now if we can get the Schools in this Great Nation to Teach more on Solar Energy.nnWhen this Old World starts getting you down. From Pollution the cost of OIL,nHeating Fuel,The Fuel you put in your Vehicles, You Electric Bills fromncooling air conditioners and lights not to speak of the Evil. The TAX that allnGovernments Federal, State, County and City put on everything they can thing of.nThey are supposed to serve us. Not put a burden on its people. That they arenelected to serve all the people you, not their own Pocket Books.nnu00a0 The Wicked keep putting higher taxes on everything. Making it a HeavynBurden on many that are already struggling just to put food on the table.nToo many Americans have lost their home to the tax collector or to foreclosuresnfrom the unjust bankers greed. More are out of work and lost their homes thennin the GREAT DEPRESSION,in the last ten years. All Americans and many Nationsnneed good jobs and more of them. Not more TAXES.nnu00a0u00a0 There is a Industry that will employ workers and is growing by more then 50%nevery year. There is a clear way for all up on the roof the Sun Light is freenfuel from GOD. Some wicked in Government have been backing Coal, Oil, Gas andnthe Nuclear industries for too many years. These kickbacks to them were callednSubsidizing Industry Technology. Most all Wise Men and smart Economist andnEnvironmentalists call this padding their pockets and subsidizing back to thenStone Age.nnu00a0u00a0 This might even been funny in the 1960’s. If it were a Fred Flintstones andnBarny Rubble Movie. About How to aggressively systematically work with the richnto Pollute Ground Water quality to the point it is unsafe to drink or use.nSo to they make a law you can only buy water from their pipe line. And to makenthe air we breath full of Toxic Gases, Sulfur Dioxide and more Radioactivenand Acid Rain. Injuring all living things on Earth.nnu00a0u00a0 With Fred Flintstones to the Rescue. To help create a Healthier Environment.nFor all Future Generations. By spotlighting Renewable Energy and Free Energynlike Wind and Solar. On his and his neighbor Barny Rubble’s roof. Even thoughnthe greedy wicked would do everything to stop or slow them down.nnu00a0u00a0 Just imagine a dream that a 100 years ago one of the smartest man to evernlive had. A dream after working with Sun Light. That all on Earth would usenFree Energy Solar Energy.nnu00a0u00a0 That Dream also shared by a man that dreamed this over 2,250 years ago.nBoth These men showed the world in their days. That this dream of Free Energyu00a0 nSolar Energy World wide was very possible. Both of these two wise men hadnfirst hand worked and researched their experiments for not just days, weeksnput for many years.nu00a0u00a0 nu00a0u00a0 One of these men usedu00a0 chalk on Black Board the others board was a blacknstone table or floor covered with white sand and used a stick. One of thesentwo Brilliant men had Kings from all most every Kingdom on Earth come to himnfor advice.nu00a0nu00a0 The other went to almost every nation on Earth. Freely on his own dimenTeaching All that had ears to hear. He would win the Nobel Prize for doing so.nFor his work on Solar Energy. Only after years of doing research and when mostnScientist on Earth would not take the nomination for the Nobel Prize in 1921 and knewnu00a0it clearly belonged to this Brilliant Scientist, this Brilliant scientist was then awarded it in n1922 for the 1921 year.nnu00a0u00a0 Now if this was just a Pretend TV Show or a Movie from a dream. This wouldnbe a great Sci Fi Story Line. In the 1960’s or even better to day. Sci Fi storynMovie or dream No.nnu00a0u00a0 All that i Have told you did actually really happen. Albert Einstein won thenNobel Prize for what? When Government leaders asked him to go on stage. Tonaddress the Scientific Community and the World. About what he was given thenNobel Prize for. When Albert Einstein Had done so. He addressed them with hisnother accomplishments. For years most Governments did not have a ear fornEinstein’s Dream.nnu00a0u00a0 Archimedes around 250 B.C. was know most of the World over as a greatnMathematician. One of the first Scientist and Inventor of many things. Evennthe first Laser Ray from the Sun’s Energy. Science Fiction is what you wouldnhave though you were seeing if you could go back in time, it was real.To daynwe call it The LASER, Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission. Back then itnwas just called Amplification of the SUN, Archimedes Death Ray.nnu00a0u00a0 Thousand of years later it would be a Laser. That Albert Einstein helpnmake possible. That would unlock one of the first books on Earth.nThe METHOD written by Archimedes. Then over more then 250 years later. Whennwell Faded was cut from a scroll and put into a book form, to be easier tonhide from the Romans by St. Paul. This book sold for over 2 million dollars.nIn New york at Christie’s Auction House.nnThese two are at the top of the list of theu00a0 World’s Greatest Scientists,nViewed by Scientist around the World.nnu00a0u00a0 Sad that for the last 25 years or so of every teacher asked no matter whatnGrade k through 16.u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0 80% of them did not know Archimedes. Even sadder 90%nof them could not tell you what one of the most Brilliant Scientist to evernlive on Earth. Won the Nobel Prize for.nnu00a0u00a0 It was for the work Albert Einstein did to show the World it could getnFree Energy, Electric from the SUN. PHOTOVOLTAICSnnu00a0u00a0 You ask this question to any Military general 95% of them will get it right.nEven more surprising 99% of them will know more about Archimedes then mostnTeachers on Earth. Generals know Energy is the key to Winning.nnu00a0u00a0 At almost one thousand to one Archimedes always won against what all knew wasnimpossible odds. Archimedes home town city of Syracuse was victorious against thengreatest Kingdoms Armies on earth many times. Syracuse once was one of the mostnpowerful cities in the World.nnu00a0 I can only ask you to please look into Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Panelsnand Solar array on the internet under Images. To see and explore for your selfnthen you be the JURY.nnu00a0u00a0 More then 10 years ago the Internet became most of the World’s UniversitiesnLearning Platform. A Modern Day Archimedes Resource Center.nnu00a0u00a0 The Solar Energy Industry in the year 2010 has leaped ahead farther andnfaster then any other industry on Earth. The Solar Industry in thenUnited States of America alone, has grown by more then 50% in 2010 and it looksnlike that number will go up even higher this year 2011.nnu00a0u00a0 The strong benefits of Solar Energy is Clear Clean Air viewed in major citiesnas improving air quality. Clean Cities. By all that use there brain for good .nView it as protecting the environment and Freedom from OIL.nnu00a0u00a0 While the Federal Government has eased the Tax on Renewable Energy till the endnof this year 2011. Some cities in the states that these Legislators come from havenworked against these tax credits.nnu00a0u00a0 By doing so they are showing their true objectives. That they have stock in some power plants and do not want to lose all that Money they have been taking out of your pocket books for too many years. By taxing you on your Energy Bills. They want to Control Power and Tax Everything they can. Not let People be free to get their own power from the top of their own roofs.nnu00a0u00a0 By adding their own taxes to them. These wicked leaders think that this will take away the incentives to harvest the Free Energy from the Sun.nnu00a0u00a0 The Public ability and awareness for all on Earth to use the Natural Solar Energy, is Contributing to Production of Solar Energy Products. Making the Solar Energy Industry the fastest growing on Earth. A Wealth of Free Energy From The SUN.nnu00a0u00a0 The more the wicked try to slow the Solar Energy Industry down, it only Enhancesninvolvement and the efforts of the Good at Heart.nnGOD Bless you for reading this.nnThe Lord’s little HelpernPaul Felix SchottnnPSnthrough out History Many have tried to wipe the good from our history books.nRead the Bible Jesus will Bless you more then i can.nnnSolarWorld has been presenting a Einstein Awardu00a0 to personalities who have advanced the use of solar energy – andu00a0 helped our Planet Earth.nnnWe all need to tell all our Teachers and Leaders to use our Nation’s Energy more wisely and efficient. Start to Teach all our Young about Renewable Energy Solar, Wind, and so on.

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