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Solar panels blanket NJ towns on utility poles




Solar panels are mounted on utility poles in New Jersey

Petra solar panels are showing up deployed on utility poles across towns in NJ.

For example, Petra teamed up with AC Electric for solar utility poles in southern New Jersey.  …

…   “Atlantic City Electric and Petra Solar announced they have teamed up to launch a demonstration project featuring solar photovoltaic (PV) systems mounted on utility poles in Cape May Point and Ocean City. Petra Solar's SunWave intelligent, pole-mounted photovoltaic solar systems are being installed by the end of April.”   …

 

Petra pole-mounted solar panel

Petra’s solution is a turnkey system for utilities to mount and play to generate power into the grid.  The system has been designed for easy installation by electric utility crews on street poles.  The Petra system does more than generate power:

…   “The systems can improve grid reliability through real-time communications between solar generators in the field and the utility control center. In addition, the Petra systems can enhance electric distribution grid reliability through a host of capabilities such as voltage and frequency monitoring and reactive power compensation.”   …

 

Pole mounted solar by petra

New Jersey and Petra Solar are collaborating to grow green jobs: Petra Solar was selected through a competitive process as the first company to be awarded funding under the state's new Clean Energy Manufacturing Fund (CEMF). The program is designed to support companies looking to site or materially expand a Class I renewable energy or energy-efficient product manufacturing facility in New Jersey.

PSE&G awards contract for solar power utility pole installation: Petra Solar was recently was awarded a contract by PSE&G for 200,000 SunWave units, which will be mounted on utility and street light poles to increase PSE&G's solar generation. The contract is expected to result in over 100 new jobs at Petra Solar over the coming year.

PSE&G, New Jersey's largest utility, recently received approval from New Jersey regulators for its Solar 4 All Program. PSE&G and Petra Solar entered into a contract, valued at $200 million, which requires Petra Solar to deliver approximately 200,000 SunWave units for installation by PSE&G, which plans to install the poles in its service territory of the state's six largest cities and some 300 rural and suburban communities.

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