DSM North America has started operations at its 66 acres expanded solarfield in Belvidere, New Jersey, US.
Featuring more than 62,000 solar panels, the new 20.2MW solar generation facility is expected to generate 25,000,000kWh of renewable electricity every year.
The facility is reported to be the largest net-metered solar installation in New Jersey and the second largest on the East Coast.
“It will minimise our impact on the planet through clean, renewable energy and allow for sending enough green energy back to the grid to power 406 homes for a year. At DSM we are proud to do our part to move the state of New Jersey and our country toward a clean energy future.”
For this solar project, DSM has partnered with GeoPeak Energy to develop, engineer, and construct the newly expanded Belvidere solarfield. This facility is expected to further offset carbon emissions from the grid by more than 17,400mt a year.
The addition of the new solar project is expected to triple the phase one solarfield’s size, as well as energy at the site.
“This is a prime example of the planning and execution that is required to complete the construction of a complex project of this scale.”