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NJ getting 1 of nation's largest solar farms

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Officials are breaking ground Wednesday on a farm in southern New Jersey which will cultivate energy from the sun.

The Pilesgrove solar farm is to be among the biggest in the nation. Its sponsors believe it would be the largest in the Northeast.

It's scheduled to open next spring and would eventually have enough capacity to generate 20 megawatts of power. That's enough to run more than 5,000 homes.

The solar farm is being developed by a subsidiary of the power company Consolidated Edison, Inc., and Panda Power Funds, which is dedicated to increasing electric generating capacity.

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