CS Energy has begun construction on a 10 MW landfill community solar project located in Berkeley, New Jersey.
This project consists of two 5 MW solar energy systems and is the first ever project to simultaneously close a landfill and build a community solar system atop the landfill.
Once finished, CS Energy will have completed a total of 231 MW of landfill solar projects in the United States.
The project will also provide more affordable, locally produced clean energy to 1,800 homes, 51 percent of which will be low and moderate income (LMI) households. In total, this landfill community solar project will save participants roughly $6.4 million over the 20-year life of the project.
CS Energy and Berkeley Township entered a public-private partnership to close the landfill in 2020 and CS Energy spent nearly two years completing all relevant studies and permitting work required to make the project a reality.
Once this project is complete, CS Energy will have completed 310 MW of solar projects in the state.