Floating solar system provides 100% of energy for Sayreville’s water treatment plant

Ciel & Terre USA, in conjunction with Solar Renewable Energy and RETTEW, completed their Hydrelio floating solar solution for a 4.4MWp floating solar array on Sayreville’s pre-treatment water storage pond. This represents the largest floating solar array installed in North America to date, according to information provided by Ciel & Tierre. Wanting to reduce both energy costs and the town’s carbon footprint, Sayreville issued a public request for proposal in 2015 for developers to provide bids for a solar installation under a power purchase agreement to offset power use at the water treatment facility and related borough facilities such as Borough Hall and the Public Works building, according to the statement. The floating solar system will supply approximately 5 million kWh of solar electricity annually, representing 100% of Sayreville’s energy requirements for its water treatment plant, according to the statement. “We entered into this project knowing that we had limited land available for a solar installation near the water treatment plant, and the opportunity for a floating solar array has exceeded our expectations,”

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