Sparks, NV United States | 2020
Mount Olive, NJ is home to the largest landfill solar project in North America. The Mount Olive property served as a landfill from 1966 to 1981. This 25.6 megawatt (dc) solar project is located in Mount Olive, New Jersey and has enabled the township to recoup nearly $2.3 million in past taxes while at the same time transitioning the former Combe Fill North Landfill Superfund site into a revenue-generating, clean energy asset. The Mt. Olive Solar Field will supply clean energy to more than 4,000 households, create new employment, and produce considerable tax revenue, all while enhancing the local community’s environmental quality.
Transitioning more of these landfill sites into solar projects will create more local tax revenue, jobs, cleaner air, and affordable energy for residents throughout the country
The project required speedy turnaround and delivery by the galvanizer as the solar racking system final design was not completed until just a few weeks before construction was to begin. Close coordination of parts and delivery details took place over just a two-week period from fabrication to galvanizing and delivery to the site. The long-term reliance of hot-dip galvanizing by Terrasmart and the strong relationship between the companies allowed the solar project to be completed on time.
“We’re pleased to have been able to work closely with our reliable, long-time partners to convert yet another, previously unusable, landfill site into a renewable energy generating power plant,” said Chris Ichter, Executive Vice President at CEP Renewables. “There are over 10,000 closed landfills in the United States, yet only a small fraction of these parcels has been redeveloped. Transitioning more of these landfill sites into solar projects will create more local tax revenue, jobs, cleaner air, and affordable energy for residents throughout the country."
Excellence Award Winners
Electrical, Utility & Communication
Mount Olive, NJ United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Turnaround Time
Screw piles, pile extension arms (tube steel), and solar racking connection pieces.
V&S Columbus Galvanizing
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