With the potential to generate up to 14.4 megawatts (MW) of electric power, this would make the site the largest solar energy generation facility to receive final site plan approval in New Jersey to date, says the company.
"Final approval for the development of the eastern site of our Upper Pittsgrove solar farm is a landmark decision for both the immediate community and the state," said Robert Demos, president and CEO of Atlantic Green Power. "We commend the Land Use Board for ensuring the appropriate pathways are in place to support climate-friendly solar development and for recognizing that this utility-scale solar project will not only help meet the state’s renewable standards, but will also help us reduce our dependence on fossil fuels as a nation."
Although Atlantic Green Power received final approval for the eastern site, it did not obtain preliminary site plan approval from the Land Use Board for the second 422-acre tract (the western site) in Upper Pittsgrove Township. Demos commented: "Despite this setback, Atlantic Green Power remains confident in the merits of the overall project in Upper Pittsgrove and will continue to evaluate its options to facilitate the development of the western site."