CS Energy was contracted by PSE&G as a full Turnkey EPC contractor to design, procure and install a 13.0 MW solar array at Cinnaminson Landfill, NJ, as a part of the their Solar 4 All® program. CS Energy has a strong history of working with PSE&G’s Solar 4 All® team.
The Cinnaminson Landfill, located in Burlington County, NJ, is a superfund site and legacy landfill under direct jurisdiction of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). It was selected as part of 33MW DC program approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), designed to connect solar capacity on landfills. On Cinnaminson Landfill, CS Energy’s design and project management teams worked closely with federal, state and local authorities in conjunction with the owner and PSE&G to put together a design that ensured each stakeholder’s requirements were fulfilled without affecting the overall DC system size, a priority of PSE&G.
CS Energy was able to minimize the impact of schedule disruptions by deploying staged/phased construction methodology. In addition, determining the interconnection location was a challenge, as it was unclear whether it was still considered landfill area or not. This determination was crucial as it directly affected equipment pad design, electrical conduit transitions, grounding, and equipment access. CS Energy worked closely with PSE&G and produced a design that met all requirements, execution was flawless, and the desired results were achieved.
The Cinnaminson Landfill Solar project now has the capacity to power about 3,500 homes with clean energy. This project is a stellar example of how previously untenable space such as a landfill can be converted into a green energy generating field. The team received the Best Project Award in the Energy/Industry category from the Engineering-News Record.