Latest Phase Of Solar Energy Project In Camden County Begins To Heat Up

Latest Phase Of Solar Energy Project In Camden County Begins To Heat Up


WELL, SOLAR PANELS ARE PROVIDING POWER FROM AN UNLIKELY SOURCE IN CAMDEN COUNTY AND PROJECT IS ONLY GETTING BIGGER. JUSTIN UDO FROM OUR SISTER STATION KYW NEWS RADIO HAS MORE IN OUR EINSTEIN HEALTH CARE SCIENCE REPORT. REPORTER: CHANCES ARE WHEN SOMEONE SAYS LANDVILLE RENEWABLE ENERGY IS NOT FIRST THING YOU THINK OF BUT FOR MORE THAN A DECADE PENNSAUKEN LANDFILL HAS BEEN HOME TO MORE THAN 11,000 SOLAR PANELS. WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT TRYING TO CREATE, RENEWABLE ENERGY WHERE EVER WE CAN. REPORTER: NOW OFFICIALS ARE ADDING EVEN MORE SOLAR PANELS TO THE LANDFILL. WE WILL JUST ABOUT DOUBLE OUR EXISTING SOLAR CAPACITY AND IT IS A TERRIFIC PROJECT USING THIS CLOSED PORTION OF THE LANDFILL FOR BENEFICIAL REUSE. REPORTER: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SAYS ENERGY PRE DUESED BY THESE NEW PANELS WILL REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES BY TWO AND A HALF TON AND THAT IS LIKE NOT BURNING 3 MILLION- POUNDS OF COAL OR PRESERVING 2,000 ACRES OF U.S. FOREST. STEPHEN GABRIEL IS WITH ENERGY POWER PARTNERS COMPANY CONSTRUCTING THE SOLAR PANELS IN THE LANDFILL. HE SAID THE ENERGY IS BEING USED TO POWER LOCAL BUSINESSES THIS NEW PROJECT IS 2700 KILOWATTS WHICH IS 300 HOMES OF ENERGY. REPORTER: OFFICIALNESS CAMDEN COUNTY SAY THIS WILL HELP THEM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO MEET GOALS, AND LOWER THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT. NEW PROJECT WILL GO TO THE LOCAL GRID, THROUGH PSE&G AND SUPPLY LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH ELECTRICITY. REPORTER: CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW SOLAR PANELS IS SLATED TO START IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, IT IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE BY END OF THE YEAR. JUSTIN UDO FOR KYW NEWS RADIO

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