US-based power utility firm Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) is conducting a voting process to decide on $446m plan to further solar power production.

The Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to vote on the solar production proposal at a board meeting on 29 May 2013 in Trenton, New Jersey.

First part of the proposal includes an investment of $247m to extend its Solar4All (S4A) program through 2016 seeking solar installations on unused landfills and former industrial sites.

Second phase of $200m comprises extension of a solar loan program through 2017 to provide benefit to residential and business customers.

Although the landfills are taken to be the prime locations for solar project developments, only some of 20,000 projects are located in the landfill regions.

According to the state Department of Environmental Protection, landfill houses five operational solar projects, while nearly 12 are in the planning stage.