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Partnership to build new solar generation landfill facility

January 15, 2012

A New Jersey landfill has recently been converted into a solar power generation facility capable of producing over 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity over its lifetime.

The solar project, which employs about 9,000 ENN Solar Energy’s photovoltaic panels 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., LLC (NERC). The project utilizes thin film silicon solar modules from ENN plus an innovative construction technique that helps to enable the use of a variety of wasteland for renewable energy production.

This 4.3MW 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 Company, New Jersey’s oldest and largest publicly owned utility.

ENN Solar Energy, headquartered in Langfang, China, manufactures large photovoltaic modules 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 utilized a new “floating” architecture that securely anchors the solar panels to the landfill surface with no need to penetrate the cap.

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