New Jersey, already one of the nation’s solar energy leaders, is poised to move forward developing new solar capacity on landfills, brownfields and parking lots, as well as offering new loans to residents and businesses for solar installations. The state’s Board of Public Utilities, whose members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state senate, approved a nearly half-billion dollar program of solar projects proposed by utility Public Service Electric and Gas.
The project will be paid for by household and business customers of the utility through increased rates. The project is expected to result in 140 megawatts of new solar power generation, a substantial increase above current levels.
Earlier this year, New Jersey became just the third state, behind California and Arizona, to have more than 1 gigawatt of installed solar generation capacity.Read More