PSE&G Breaks Ground On 5th Solar Farm
By Katie Colaneri, WBGO News
July 31, 2012
PSE&G has broken ground on its fifth solar energy farm in New Jersey and the utility says it’s not stopping there.
The latest site where rows of solar panels will be installed is on the grounds of a former industrial facility in Hackensack.
PSEG President and CEO Ralph Izzo says the new solar farm is part of the utility’s efforts to boost renewable energy production in the state.
He says the company is seeking approval this week to invest an additional $880 million to expand its solar programs.
“This will enable us to build more grid-connected projects on landfills, brownfields and government properties. We’ll also be able to build more solar on warehouse roofs, parking lots, all around NJ.”
Izzo says these projects will create about 300 jobs each year for the next five years. The plan has the endorsement of the governor who called it a “win” for the entire state.
© 2012 WBGO News
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