Providing clean energy is a goal of the Princeton community. Building on this commitment, a new, 3 megawatt solar array, consisting of over 8,000 solar panels, was constructed atop an eight-acre closed and capped municipal landfill. The array will supply up to 25 percent of the energy needs for the Stony Brook Regional Sewerage Authority (SBRSA), as well as help to lower costs and reduce emissions.
The project is a partnership between Princeton, SBRSA and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a leading provider of renewable energy in the state. NJRCEV will own, operate and maintain the solar array and make an annual lease payment to the municipality. In addition, Princeton and the other member towns of the SBRSA will benefit from cost savings associated with the electricity produced by the solar array.
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