Solar Park Coming to Pennsauken

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Officials in Camden County met Monday, July 17th, to unveil plans to expand efforts to protect the environment.

The Pollution Control Financing Authority of Camden County has partnered with Energy Power Partners to develop and build a 2,700-kilowatt solar project on a vacant portion of the landfill at the company's facility in Pennsauken.

At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday. Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash stated that the county was very proud of the new project and the impact it will have on the environment and the community.

"When you have vacant space, available space [where] you can provide renewable energy sources, you have to take advantage of it," said Nash. "We are helping our local businesses, which employ our residents and we're also reducing our carbon footprint."

The project will produce about 3.5 million kilowatt hours of energy per year, enough to power up to 300 homes. The new panels will join the 10,000 previously installed panels on another portion of the landfill to add to the area's renewable energy efforts. 

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