A recently dedicated solar farm in New Jersey may be the largest east of the Mississippi River, according to Earth Techling.
The 12.5-megawatt farm was built by Lincoln Renewable Energy, a Chicago-based company, and is located in Cumberland County. It consists of approximately 53,000 solar panels that were constructed on a site that stretches 100 acres, the source reported.
“We are delighted to reach another key milestone in the growth of our company with the completion of the Oak project," said Declan Flanagan, CEO of LRE, in a statement. According to Earth Techling, nearby residents are also delighted, as the project was developed and constructed without incident or controversy, despite its huge scale.
The facility has been in full operation since last December, providing 1,500 customers in the New Jersey area with green energy.
The Kearny Landfill Solar Farm in New Jersey was also recently dedicated, marking the first solar project that was built on a state-owned landfill. The three-megawatt installation was built on a 13-acre section of the NJMC 1A Landfill, which was recently closed.