The City of Linden is planning to build a solar power generator over an old landfill.
The Linden City Council approved a ground lease on Aug. 20 with Hathaway Solar in partnership with CS Energy to develop, construct, and operate a solar facility on the former city landfill. The City of Linden estimates the solar facility will offer a revenue stream for 20 years.
The solar project plans to participate in the New Jersey Community Solar Pilot Program and, if accepted into the program, the solar facility will provide about 1,000 local residents with clean electricity at reduced rates, according to the City of Linden.
Enacted in 2018 by the New Jersey State Legislature, the community solar program is designed to enable New Jersey residents to reduce their utility costs and support clean energy generation by participating in solar energy projects that are remotely located from their properties.