EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) and the Renewable Power business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management have announced the commercial operation of the Toms River Solar Project, delivering 28.9 megawatts of clean renewable energy. The project, built on BASF Corp.’s property by EDFR in coordination with PVOne and Goldman Sachs, is New Jersey’s largest solar project and the largest solar project built on a Superfund site in the United States.
The solar array uses a pre-cast ballasted system on approximately 120 acres of the BASF site located on Oak Ridge Parkway in Toms River, N.J., and includes a 27.4-megawatt grid-connected system and an adjacent 1.5-megawatt net-metered solar system.
In addition, EDFR has designed a 5-megawatt Community Solar project, also to be built on the BASF site, which will provide lower-cost electricity to area residents, with more than half of its output committed to low- and moderate-income subscribers. The Community Solar project is st