Tinton Falls Solar Farm

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Tinton Falls Solar Farm
CountryUnited States
LocationTinton Falls, New Jersey
Coordinates40°14′55″N 74°06′04″W / 40.24851°N 74.10111°W / 40.24851; -74.10111Coordinates: 40°14′55″N 74°06′04″W / 40.24851°N 74.10111°W / 40.24851; -74.10111
StatusOperational
Construction began2011
Commission dateOctober 2012
Construction costUS$80 million
Operator(s)Zongyi Solar Energy (America)
Solar field
TypeFlat-panel PV
Site area100 acres (40.5 ha)
Power generation
Units operational85,000
Nameplate capacity19.8 MW

The Tinton Falls Solar Farm is a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant located 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.[1]

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).[2] The purchase price of the raw land was reported to be $5.5 million US dollars (2012);[3] upon completion Zongyi is expected to receive a 30% investment subsidy from the New Jersey state government.[2]

The solar farm began operations in October 2012.[4] [5]

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  1. ^ Amy Byrnes (October 27, 2011). "Work to Begin on 100-Acre Solar Farm in Tinton Falls". Long Branch Patch. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Zongyi to Buy Power Plant in New Jersey". CapitalVueNews. June 1, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Michelle Shaw (October 13, 2011). "Zongyi Solar America Co Buys 97 Acres in Tinton Falls". CapitalVueNews. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Sheldon, Christopher (September 25, 2012). "Tinton Falls Solar Farm, Largest in State, To Open Next Month". New Jersey Patch. Retrieved November 29, 2018.

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