Tinton Falls Solar Farm

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Tinton Falls Solar Farm
Tinton Falls Solar Farm
CountryUnited States
Location Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°15′58″N74°04′59″W / 40.2662273°N 74.0830820°W / 40.2662273; -74.0830820 Coordinates: 40°15′58″N74°04′59″W / 40.2662273°N 74.0830820°W / 40.2662273; -74.0830820
Construction began2011
Commission date October 2012
Construction costUS$80 million
Operator(s)Zongyi Solar Energy (America)
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area100 acres (40.5 ha)
Power generation
Units operational85,000
Nameplate capacity 19.8 MW

The Tinton Falls Solar Farm is a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The farm contains 85,000 ground-mounted solar panels, and at the time of its construction, it was one of the largest solar farms in the northeast United States. [1]


The solar farm was developed by Rager Energy LLC and was acquired in 2011 as a fully approved project by Jiangsu Zongyi (a Chinese company) under a subsidiary named Zongyi Solar Energy (America). [2] The purchase price of the raw land was reported to be $5.5 million US dollars (2012). [3]

The solar farm began operations in October 2012. [4] [5]

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