The new power project is part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, that is intended to develop 80MW of solar project over three years, and is comprised of 12,684 crystalline solar panels.

The solar panels, that cover about 318,000sq ft of roof space in total and are connected directly to the electric grid for the benefit of all PSE&G electric customers, and will produce enough solar electricity to power about 500 average-size homes.

In addition to the 3MW rooftop solar installation, Matrix also deploys a 2.8MW solar system in Perth Amboy that has been in service since January this year.

Both Matrix projects are part of the centralized half of Solar 4 All, PSE&G owns and maintains the grid-connected solar systems and leases the roof space from Matrix.

In addition to the two Matrix sites, PSE&G has developed solar systems at five Newark schools totaling 2.7MW and a 1.7 MW solar system on a CenterPoint Properties warehouse in Bayonne.

PSE&G has also installed 0.9MW and 0.7MW solar systems at its own facilities, Central Division Headquarters in Somerset and Edison Training and Development Center, respectively.

The utility also has four large ground-mounted solar farms in service on PSE&G-owned properties.

The second segment of the Solar 4 All program focuses on 40MW of centralized solar facilities, such as the Matrix system and other solar sites on PSE&G owned or leased properties connected directly to the grid thus benefiting all customers.