New Jersey Solar
New Jersey has been an early leader in solar and perennial top ten solar state. The New Jersey Solar market continues to be see strong growth and is driven by net metering, a solar RPS and an accompanying SREC market.
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SEIA New Jersey State Solar Policy Priorities
- Establish interim successor incentive program to the current SREC program and set up the path to a long-term incentive program
- Help expand the size of the community solar pilot and relax some of the land-use restrictions on large-scale solar.
Recent Policy Highlights
- SEIA helped double the size of the Year 2 Community Solar PILOT to 150 megawatts, as well as secure program reforms to aid with implementation.
- SEIA successfully advocated for major improvements on the design of the transitional incentive (TREC) proposal which were approved by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). Transition incentive levels for all the major market segments were increased based on industry feedback.
- SEIA was also nominated to serve on Governor Murphy’s COVID Restart and Recovery Advisory Council.
For more information on SEIA's work in New Jersey, please contact Dave Gahl.
Notable Solar Installations in New Jersey
- Pilesgrove Solar Project was completed in 2015 by developer Con Edison and Panda Energy. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 18 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 2,796 New Jersey homes.5
- Several large retailers in New Jersey have gone solar including Anheuser-Busch, Ashley Plaza and AT&T. Berry Plastics Corporation has installed one of the largest such installations with 14 MW of solar capacity at their location in Phillipsburg.6
- At 10 MW, L&D Landfill Solar in Mt. Holly is among the largest solar installations in New Jersey. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 1,553 homes.7
Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.
Solar Companies in New Jersey
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New Jersey State Solar Policy Resources
DSIRE incentives database - New Jersey - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in New Jersey and across the United States
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of New Jersey public utilities
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics
New Jersey State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in
U.S. Energy Information Administration - New Jersey State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government