Tinton Falls Solar Farm
|Tinton Falls Solar Farm|
|Location||Tinton Falls, New Jersey|
|Commission date||October 2012|
|Construction cost||US$80 million|
|Operator(s)||Zongyi Solar Energy (America)|
|Site area||100 acres (40.5 ha)|
|Nameplate capacity||19.8 MW|
The Tinton Falls Solar Farm is a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant, being built in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The farm contains 85,000 ground-mounted solar panels, and at the time of its construction, it was one of the largest solar farms in the northeast United States.
The solar farm was developed by Rager Energy LLC and was acquired in 2011 as a fully approved project by Jiangsu Zongyi (a Chinese company) under a subsidiary named Zongyi Solar Energy (America). The purchase price of the raw land was reported to be $5.5 million US dollars (2012); upon completion Zongyi is expected to receive a 30% investment subsidy from the New Jersey state government.
The solar farm reached "fully operational" status in October 2012.
- Amy Byrnes (October 27, 2011). "Work to Begin on 100-Acre Solar Farm in Tinton Falls". Long Branch Patch. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- "Zongyi to Buy Power Plant in New Jersey". CapitalVueNews. June 1, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
- Michelle Shaw (October 13, 2011). "Zongyi Solar America Co Buys 97 Acres in Tinton Falls". CapitalVueNews. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
- Skudera, Michael (April 16, 2013). "2013 State of the Borough Address". Borough of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
The Tinton Falls Solar Farm – became fully operational in October.
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