Clean Harbors'

                        "Array of Sunshine"


Clean Harbors’ Bridgeport NJ facility represents one face of solar PV’s future in NJ and beyond.  Where a notorious pre-Superfund disposal site once operated, solar PV will now offset most of the power needed for pump & treat remediation of contaminated ground water for the next several decades. Since the PV project commenced operation on April 14, 2011, it has outperformed production projections by over 15% with over 5500 megawatt-hours produced through November 2013. Clean Harbors (NYSE:CLH), North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, owns the site and financed the PV system.  The project was developed very close to navigable waterways and required sophisticated landfill knowledge plus a dozen environmental, waterfront development and other approvals.  The project is expected to achieve simple payback in 2015 through savings on site utility costs, federal ITC and depreciation benefits, and a long-term contracted SREC revenue stream.  The facility was designed and installed by groSolar and resulted from a prioritized nationwide screening review of numerous Company sites conducted by Carbon Finance Strategies LLC, Clean Harbors’ solar advisor.  It is a unique combination of corporate commitment, community support, behind-the-meter distributed generation, and creative engineering on a severely-constrained closed hazardous waste landfill.  It exemplifies renewable resources optimally matched with site needs and government policies.  Its 1.508 MWp PV system features a highly-efficient non-penetrating configuration on less than 7 acres of available space that left the landfill undisturbed.  To the applicants’ knowledge it is the largest PV facility successfully installed on a hazardous-waste site within the U.S.