A subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), PPL Energy Services, today marked the completion and commercial operation of a renewable energy park comprising three green energy projects in Camden County, N.J. The 3,800 kilowatt (kW) Energy Park located in Camden County, New Jersey is composed of three power generating plants and was built by PPL Energy Services, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, which owns, operates and maintains them. Kyocera supplied over 5,000 solar modules for the park.
Two projects - a 2800-kilowatt landfill gas-to- energy power plant at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill and a 500-kilowatt photovoltaic (solar) power plant at Aluminum Shapes in Pennsauken, N.J. - produce power for Aluminum Shapes. The company uses the output to run a variety of applications, from presses that extrude aluminum to machines that fabricate and coat metal surfaces.
Pennsauken Landfill provides PPL Energy Services 525 million cubic feet per year of methane gas to power three generators. This directly reduces the emission of methane gas by 5,500 tons per year, which is equivalent to reducing 100,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide.
The 500 kW solar energy system is made up of 2,674 Kyocera KC187 modules with an estimated annual production of 600,000 kilowatt hours (kWh).
The third project is a 500-kilowatt solar power plant at the landfill that provides power to operate the landfill gas-to-energy operation. A total of 2,500 Kyocera KC200 modules were used to create the 500 kW solar energy system with an estimated annual energy production of 600,000 kWh.