Pilesgrove Solar Farm

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Pilesgrove Solar Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationPilesgrove Township, New Jersey
Coordinates39°36′50″N 75°18′31″W / 39.61380°N 75.30868°W / 39.61380; -75.30868Coordinates: 39°36′50″N 75°18′31″W / 39.61380°N 75.30868°W / 39.61380; -75.30868
StatusOperational
Construction began2010
Commission date2011
Owner(s)Panda Power Funds
Con Edison
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area100 acres (40.5 ha)
Power generation
Units operational71,000
Nameplate capacity20 MW

The Pilesgrove Solar Farm is a 20-megawatt (MW, 26,800 hp) solar photovoltaic power plant, located in Pilesgrove Township, New Jersey. The farm contains 71,000 ground-mounted solar panels and at the time of its construction was one of the largest solar farms in the northeast United States.[1]

The solar farm was developed by Dallas-based Panda Power Funds and Valhalla, New York-based Con Edison Development.[1] In addition to the sale of electrical power, the companies are expected to generate an additional $11 million to $12 million per year in renewable energy certificates.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Geoff Mulvihill (October 20, 2010). "NJ building one of nation's largest solar farms". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Phil Dunn (April 18, 2011). "Construction under way on large solar project in Pilesgrove Township". NJ.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012.