A 500 kilowatt solar electric project comprised of 2,700 solar panels helps power our Wastewater Treatment Plant in Atlantic City, NJ.
Built in 2005, the system is estimated to produce more than 600,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually -- enough to power approximately 60 homes! Solar panels are located on the ground, roof tops and on a canopy over the employee parking lot at the plant.
The power produced, in conjunction with the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, is used to operate the wastewater treatment plant, with any excess energy provided to the main power grid.
Environmental and Financial Impact:
Since its opening, the solar energy project has saved the ACUA more than $3.1 million and along with our wind farm, prevents an average of 8,765 metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.