Representatives of Public Service Electric & Gas met with officials of Midland Park, Waldwick and Wyckoff this week in an effort to answer some of the questions and concerns they have expressed about the pole-attached solar panels they are installing throughout New Jersey.

Administrators from the towns as well as those from Glen Rock and Ridgewood met with PSE&G in Waldwick last month to ask that the company stop installing the panels after questions arose about whether the company had the authority to install them.

Fran Sullivan, a spokesman for PSE&G, said previously that it was the company’s standpoint that it had the legal right to install the panels.

Sullivan said the panels will provide 40 megawatts of solar power, which will tie directly into the PSE&G power grid for the benefit of all electric customers.

PSE&G received approval from the state Board of Public Utilities in July 2009 to invest $515 million in this, and other, solar projects.

PSE&G met separately with representatives of each town Wednesday, March 9, to discuss specific concerns.

source: northjersey