Toms River Solar Facility Engineering and Environmental Services

Toms River Solar Facility Engineering and Environmental Services provides for enhanced habitats for threatened and endangered species.

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Leveraging its extensive experience in the solar project development space in New Jersey and specifically on environmentally impaired properties, Weston provided a unique and broad reaching skillset to assist EDF Renewables. Sited on the former Ciba-Geigy Superfund Site in Toms River, New Jersey, Weston conducted all the site due diligence, environmental and state and local permitting, civil engineering, and construction management and permit compliance for the solar facility. This high-profile project includes a 28-MW grid-tied merchant system, a 2-MW net-metered system that powers an onsite groundwater treatment system, and a 5-MW community solar project. Weston navigated through the complexities associated with regulatory requirements, ensuring stakeholder alignment throughout the project development and construction effort. Ultimately, Weston was able to assist its client in realizing its goal to not only build the largest solar project in New Jersey, but the largest solar project constructed on a Superfund Site in the country. This project provides for enhanced habitats for threatened and endangered species. In addition, a portion of the power produced will be sold to underserved communities in Toms River and other New Jersey communities at a reduced rate.