Vineland to host $23.7 million solar energy system

    Come Sept. 30, there will be two noticeable changes in Vineland.

    The first will be a 4.7-megawatt, ground-mount solar energy system. The second will be the energy that system provides to wholesale markets through the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility.

    Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, has announced plans to install a $23.7 million solar energy system in Vineland a part of a contract with American Capital Energy, as the News of Cumberland County reports.

    The array is expected to generate 7.2 million kWh annually and eliminate approximately 4,953 metric tons of carbon equivalent emissions from the atmosphere every year.

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