Sayreville Water Treatment Facilility
MVE Group partnered with Rettew, SRE (Solar Renewable Energy LLC), and J and J to design and build this 4.4 megawatt floating PV system located in Sayreville, NJ. Currently, this is the largest floating PV system in the United States.
Installing a solar array on water instead of land reduced the environmental impact that removing more than 10 acres of trees would have on the surrounding area. We discovered additional benefits to covering 10 acres of water, such as limiting evaporation which ultimately conserves water. The solar array also reduces the surface area that the sun can warm each day and allows the water to stay cooler, allowing fish and other wildlife to thrive. With cooler water temperatures, algae growth is also inhibited. Algae robs the oxygen from the water and releases harmful toxins that can cause foul odors and even make the water taste bad.