Luminace develops 5.4-MW Solar array at college campus in New Jersey

Oct. 27, 2022
The firm has installed solar canopies in the parking lot that are angled for maximum power generation. The project will help lower the electricity bill of the college

Brookdale Community College has worked with decarbonization-as-a-service provider Luminace to develop a 5.4-MW solar project on its Lincroft and Wall campuses.

The firm has installed solar canopies in the parking lot that are angled for maximum power generation. The project will help lower the electricity bill of the college, reduce its carbon footprint and generate substantial savings for the County and the college over the next 15 years.

The canopies will provide shade to people and vehicles and some will be connected to electric vehicle charging stations.

“Having a solar facility on campus was made possible with the encouragement and support of Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners,” said Brookdale President David M. Stout, Ph.D. “We are honored to have partnered with Luminace, a pioneer in the renewable energy sector, on this state-of-the-art project. This is a significant step toward being a more green and environmentally friendly campus.”

Brookdale Community College serves close to 10,000 students seeking associate degrees or no degree but taking classes. founded in July 1967 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, who purchased the Brookdale Farm the following year for the purpose of building a community college for residents.

The project is developed, owned and operated by Luminace. Luminace is the North American decarbonization-as-a-service business of Brookfield Renewable.