Solar photovoltaic system
use variance, plans and permitting
PSE&G and juwi solar Inc.
Burlington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. (Marathon) assisted Public Services Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and juwi solar Inc. with obtaining approvals for construction of a solar photovoltaic system in Burlington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. In connection with the State goal of creating more renewable energy sources, PSE&G has constructed multiple solar photovoltaic facilities. This project is a 3.5 MW AC and 3.82 MW DC facility spread over 25 acres of vacant farm field adjacent to Mill Creek. The construction proposed limited disturbance and was ground mounted.
Solar photovoltaic facilities are only permitted as a principal use in the Industrial Zone in Burlington Township. This site was zoned for Highway Commercial/Business. Accordingly, Marathon assisted juwi solar and PSE&G by obtaining a use variance along with site plan approval for the facility. As part of the measures to mitigate the potential impacts of the non-conforming use in the Business zone, a landscape berm was also provided along the project frontage to buffer the view from the street.
Marathon prepared plans and documents, and provided testimony at a public hearing, to obtain Use Variance and Site Plan approval from the Township Zoning Board, Site Plan approval from the County Planning Board, Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Certification from the Burlington County Soil Conservation District and a Freshwater Wetlands Permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for fill of an isolated feature in the footprint of the solar facility.
Client: juwi solar Inc.
1805 29th Street, Suite 2054
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Period of Performance:
2010 – 2011
Jason T. Sciullo, PE