Mass. power company acquires Linden solar project

Navisun LLC, a Massachusetts-based solar power producer, has acquired a 4.5 megawatt community solar project in Linden, it announced Thursday.

The Linden Hawk Rise Solar Project is located on the city landfill, Navisun said in a news release. CS Energy helped develop the project and is currently building it. Navisun will own and operate the facility upon its completion, expected to occur in the second quarter.

“The Linden Hawk Rise Solar Project will drive revenues for our community, reduce the city’s carbon footprint and make clean solar energy available at a rate lower than current electricity costs,” Mayor Derek Armstead said in a prepared statement. “This is a tremendous win for our community. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Navisun and the support they provide to ensure this project is a success.”

The project will convert the closed landfill site into a solar farm providing about 1,000 residents with clean electricity. It is part of New Jersey’s “Year 1 Community Solar Energy Pilot Program,” which allows utility customers to access clean energy by participating remotely from their property.