Solar Landscape completes 20 MW of community solar pilot projects in New Jersey
Solar Landscape has energized its eighth and final community solar project in New Jersey’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Year One. The final installation — at World Harvest Church in Pennsauken, New Jersey — rounds out the company’s nearly 20-MW portfolio, which is now generating power for more than 3,000 New Jersey households.
As part of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, which is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), more than half of the energy generated must go to low- to moderate-income households.
“This is a milestone for New Jersey’s progress in community solar,” said Shaun Keegan, CEO of Solar Landscape. “Together with our partners across the state, we are bringing affordable solar energy to thousands of people who thought they could never get it, either because they don’t own their home, they live in a place where solar panels aren’t an option or because they lack the financial resources to install them.”
Solar Landscape has begun construction on some of the 46 projects for Year Two of the program. They are expected to generate more than 50 MWDC of power and, once energized, they will provide electricity for another 7,000 households.”
“As New Jersey continues to move toward 100% clean energy, we’re excited that, through Solar Landscape’s community solar projects in Pennsauken, South Jersey residents have the option to go solar without installing their own solar panels,” said Sean Mohen of Tri -County Sustainability. “Not only does this mean increasing access to clean energy to more people, it also creates new economic and workforce development opportunities for the area.”
Solar Landscape’s seven community solar projects that were energized in 2021 generated more than 11.5 GWh of electricity for local residents’ homes and apartments.
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