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Sayreville, NJ 4.41MWdc Floating Solar Project

US Floating Solar

With a strong desire to reduce both energy costs and the town’s carbon footprint, Sayreville issued a public RFP in late 2015 calling for developers to provide bids for a solar installation under a power purchase agreement (PPA) to offset power use at the water treatment facility and related Borough facilities such as Borough Hall and the Public Works Building. Due to a lack of available land, this proved to be an ideal opportunity to propose a floating solar power system for the nearby pre-treatment pond. The floating solar system will supply approximately 5,000,000 kWh of solar electricity annually, representing 100% of Sayreville’s energy requirements for its water treatment plant.

Issue

Borough of Sayreville had rising electrical costs from energy procurement and a desire to be sustainable throughout the Borough’s operations

Solution

Through a Power Purchase Agreement the Project Team members designed, built, own and operate a 4.41MWdc floating solar array

Result

Over $150,000 per year in savings to the Borough in Year 1 and long-term sustainability to meet future regulatory and political goals

Construction

  • Multiple Shore based construction docks for rapid deployment of array components.
  • Towed to final position and anchored to wire rope mooring lines

Anchoring System

  • Helical Anchors Driven to Suitable Depth for Strength (20’-40’)
  • Wire Rope Mooring Line supported by Float System

Blends into Environment