JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – For years, Jackson Township has struggled with the project of building a cost-saving solar energy farm at the site of the former Legler Landfill. That project has been in the works for years and the administration of Mayor Michael Reina hasn’t been able to give it that final push it needs to get done. Now, Councilman Andrew Kern, a solar energy expert with over 12 years of experience selling solar solutions to the private and corporate sector says he can get it across the plan.
At a meeting of the township council, Kern said he is spearheading the plan to bring a reliable, cost-efficient solar energy provider to the table to finally build this project that was running into brick wall after bring wall prior to his presence on the council.
Kern’s plan is to put the project out to bid and see which solar companies provide the best plan for the township. Kern said under his plan, unlike prior plans in the past for the project, the township will not have any involvement in the operation of the solar plant, but will collect revenue for the township from the land lease with the winning bidder.
Now, with Kern’s expertise in the energy industry, the town council and mayor may have the guidance and experience they lacked in prior concepts that have come and gone over the years.
The Legler Landfill solar project was previously bid out to HESP Solar.