The solar power facility on site provides a portion of the power needed for the environmental remediation systems at the Site.
BP's Paulsboro Terminal is home to what was one of the largest solar power facilities on the East Coast when it was constructed in 2003. Using technology from BP Solar, the facility generates an estimated 250,000 kilowatt-hours a year in clean electricity, supplying some of the power needed for environmental remediation systems at the site.
The Paulsboro solar plant is located to the east of the site on a leased land parcel, and consists of 5,800 solar modules that face toward the south in order to take advantage of the sun's rays. The modules have no moving or wearing parts, and require only an occasional cleaning in order to function properly. The power generated from the solar power facility is directly connected to the power grid.
The clean electricity generated by the Paulsboro plant equates to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide by 407,800 pounds per year, sulfur dioxide by 1,140 pounds per year, and nitrogen oxide by 785 pounds per year.