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April 06, 2005

New Jersey Utility to Install 500-Kilowatt Solar Power System

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) in New Jersey announced its plans on March 31st to install a 500-kilowatt solar power system at its wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City. The initial phase of the $3.25-million project involves installing solar panels on three rooftops at the plant and in a canopy over the parking lot, and should be installed this summer. By October, three solar arrays will be installed on the ground in open areas of the plant, completing the installation. The project has been awarded to WorldWater Corporation and its partner, the Conti Corporation. See the ACUA press release.

ACUA has already earned a name for itself by developing the first utility-scale wind power project in the state. The 7.5-megawatt wind installation—developed with Community Energy, Inc.—is expected to begin producing power in mid-year. See the ACUA Web site.