The sun in shining in Pemberton Township, NJ. Hopefully, anyway. Pemberton will soon install more than 150,000 solar panels on farmland. The panels will come from Canadian-based EffiSolar Co., which has purchased the farmland.
The David Wilson Farm will now host panels on 149 of its 240 acres, and the panels will deliver clean energy to half of Pemberton’s 11,000 homes.
Despite concerns from residents and Councilman Rick Prickett about liver and kidney damage associated with the aluminum used in the panels, the project is expected to receive official approval from the zoning board.
As the Burlington County Times reports, natural buffers will be installed to help the panels blend in.
Feed the Feed: Do the benefits of solar energy outweigh the potential risks associated with the amount of aluminum in the panels?