CS Energy worked with Kearsarge Energy to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a 4.5 MWDC Solar Plus 3.8MWHr Lithium Ion (Li-on) storage solution on a landfill in Massachusetts.
Designing and constructing the storage system for placement directly on the landfill cap required continuous collaboration and coordination between the various engineering parties involved. CS Energy’s expertise in building projects within the allowable limits of the cap design along with the allowable limits Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Post-Closure Use Permit (PCUP), allowed them to design build and commission this fast track solar plus storage project in under four months.
CS Energy’s in-house construction and engineering teams managed a key PCUP requirement, not exceeding the 7-psi ground pressure limit for all activities on the landfill cap. Each construction activity, delivery, including the Energy Storage structure itself, that took place or was placed on the landfill cap was evaluated and designed by CS Energy and approved by an independent engineer for DEP compliance.
The project is a stellar example of how previously untenable space such as a landfill can be converted into a green energy generating field. It will produce 5.2 million kWh of electricity annually.
CS Energy’s first solar plus storage energy system on a landfill was successfully built on time and on budget.
Solar Scope of Work
Energy Storage Scope of Work
The project was awarded to Ben Moreell Solar Farm, LLC as part of the Navy’s energy resiliency initiative in 2015. CS Energy was contracted to design, procure and install the 28.5 MW ground mounted array in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.
CS Energy was contracted to design, procure and install a 24.0 MW ground mounted array in Spencer, New York for Solar Farms NY.