Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has completed the first phase of construction at its Yardville Solar Farm on South Broad St in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.

Yardville Solar Farm is 4.4MW facility and is one of four ground-mounted solar farms that the utility is developing as part of its $515m ‘Solar 4 All program’.

The Yardville Solar Farm will be comprised of 15,750 solar panels covering 15.75acres of PSE&G property and will be connected directly to the electric grid for the benefit of all PSE&G electric customers.

The responsibility of developing the Hamilton Township project is vested with American Capital Energy, and the solar farm is expected to produce enough electricity to power about 720 average-size homes.

PSE&G is developing the four ground-mounted solar farms on PSE&G-owned properties in Linden (3.2MW), Edison (2MW) and Trenton (1.3MW). All four sites will use crystalline solar panel technology and have monitoring and communications functionality.

In addition, PSE&G is building a 1MW solar system on the roof of its Central Electric headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey, and a 700kW solar system at its Edison Training and Development Center facility in Edison, New Jersey.

About 20 projects are being developed under the ‘Solar 4 All program’, which will produce energy to power about 4,900 homes and eliminate 23,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.