PSE&G and Matrix complete 2.8 MW solar project


The systems, which are located on adjacent Matrix-owned buildings in Perth Amboy, are part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, which aims to install 80 MW of solar in the U.S. state.

Covering over 217,000 square feet of roof space, they are comprised of 10,395 crystalline solar panels, which are directly connected to the grid. Overall, the installations will reportedly generate enough solar electricity to power about 470 average-size homes.

Al Matos, PSE&G’s vice president commented: "Large warehouse roofs are underserved real estate for solar development in New Jersey. By building these rooftop systems we are utilizing undeveloped space, providing a valuable source of revenue to building owners unlocking economic value and creating clean solar power for all of our electric customers to use."

In addition to the Matrix site, a 2.7 MW solar project at Newark Public Schools and a 1.7 MW roof system at a warehouse in Bayonne have been built under the Solar 4 All program.

PSE&G has also installed solar at its own facilities, including a 0.9 MW system on the roof of its Central Division Headquarters in Somerset, and a 0.7 MW system at its Edison Training and Development Center.

The utility also has four large ground-mounted solar farms in service on PSE&G-owned properties. They are located in Yardville (4.4 MW) Linden (3.2 MW), Edison (2.0 MW) and Trenton (1.3 MW).

The Solar 4 All program’s first segment consists of installing up to 40 MW of pole-attached smart solar units in neighborhoods on utility poles in PSE&G’s electric service territory. It is said to be the largest pole-attached solar installation in the world.

The second segment of the program focuses on 40 MW of centralized solar facilities, such as the Matrix system and other sites on PSE&G owned or leased properties connected directly to the grid.