A Real No-Brainer

Solar energy brings quick cash flow for a New Jersey utility authority — and power generation with a biogas-fueled microturbine sweetens the deal
A Real No-Brainer
Biogas that used to be flared now flows from the digestersat the Willingboro treatmentplant through a gas treatment system before powering a microturbine. Combined with a photovoltaic system, the plant will get nearly 60 percent of its electricity fr

An initial estimate of $12 million didn’t scare away the Willingboro (N.J.) Municipal Utilities Authority from adding substantial renewable energy resources. It helped when project costs came in much lower than first thought.

Then funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery...

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