NJBPU today approved 105 applications for Program Year Two of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, representing nearly 165 MW of solar energy capacity. All of the projects approved today have committed to serving low- to moderate-income communities as part of the Murphy Administration’s focus on environmental justice and clean energy equity.
“Our Community Solar Pilot Program is a national model for clean energy equity and environmental justice,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “This program not only makes solar available to those in historically underserved communities, but also will spur economic growth and create career opportunities for a diverse, more inclusive workforce. Community solar is a key pillar in our commitment to transition New Jersey away from harmful emissions and towards 100 percent clean energy by 2050.”
“I am proud of what we have accomplished in just two years of our Community Solar Pilot Program,” said NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “Community Solar is a critical component of our solar programs in making sure that the clean energy and cost savings of solar are available to everyone. It is especially important that these benefits are available to environmental justice and low-income communities when they have been underserved for so long. I look forward to making our successful pilot program into a permanent program.”
The Community Solar pilot program is a key component of Governor Murphy’s clean energy agenda aimed at achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050.
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