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New Jersey Gov. Greenlights New Programs for Grid-Scale and Dual-Use Solar Development

Friday, Jul 09 2021

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TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Governor Murphy signed into law two important pieces of legislation that will help to increase solar development across New Jersey.

Following is a statement from Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

“We commend Governor Murphy for signing S2605 and S3484 into law, which will establish a program for grid-scale solar development in New Jersey and create a new pilot program for solar projects that are compatible with agricultural uses, known as dual-use solar projects. In order to meet the Murphy Administration’s Energy Master Plan goal of 17 gigawatts of solar deployed by 2035, we need much more solar deployment of all shapes and sizes. While there are still many critical details for the Board of Public Utilities to determine, we commend the Governor, Senator Smith, and the other bill sponsors for making it clear that distributed solar, grid-scale solar, and dual-use solar are all critical components of New Jersey’s energy future."

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

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