Newark, N.J.-based utility Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has selected four sites and developers for over $50 million in investments in 12 MW of grid-connected solar energy.
PSE&G plans to start construction at its sites in Edison, Hamilton, Linden and Trenton this spring, with the projects to be completed this summer and fall. The utility says the 5.1 MW Hamilton project will be the largest in the state, and the 3.6 MW project in Linden will be the second largest. Approximately 150 jobs will be created when installation begins.
The design and installation work on the 2 MW Edison site will be completed by J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, headquartered in Hackensack, N.J. American Capital Energy, headquartered in North Chelmsford, Mass., will work on the Hamilton project. Advanced Solar Products, headquartered in Flemington, N.J., will complete the Linden project. Sun Edison, headquartered in Beltsville, Md., will work on the 1.3 MW Trenton project.
The four solar firms were chosen through a highly competitive and technical review process, PSE&G notes. All four sites will utilize crystalline solar panel technology and have monitoring and communications functionality.