Renewing GEMS Landfill - From Superfund to Solar Farm

Closed since 1980 due to the toxic contamination of water and soil, the GEMS landfill site in Gloucester Township, New Jersey has since been cleaned up and given a renewed purpose: supplying the local community with clean energy.

"“Today, Gloucester Township takes a gigantic leap forward in not only protecting our environment, but also taking one of the first Superfund sites in the nation, and making that site a beacon of sustainability. - Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer

Construction of a 4.5MW (6 million kilowatt hours/year) solar farm began on November 19, 2021, signaling a bright new era for the once-infamous 60 acre site, which will now harness enough energy from the sun to power approximately 684 homes.

The project team breaks ground at GEMS for the first time alongside Township and State Officials

We are truly honored to have advised and served Gloucester Township (or "GT") for over a decade, and together accomplished wonderful renewables projects at district schools, on closed landfills, and at municipal sites. As the nation's first-ever superfund (chemically contaminated) site, GEMS is truly a special project for us - as construction  concludes in spring of 2022, what was once so toxic to the local ecosystem will have been renewed with an impactful and sustainable purpose.

To learn more about the GEMS landfill solar project, click here

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