Asbury Park-based Solar Landscape said it energized its eighth and final community solar project of the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Year One. The final installation — at World Harvest Church in Pennsauken — rounded out the company’s nearly 20-megawatt portfolio, which is now generating power for more than 3,000 New Jersey households.
Solar Landscape said that energizing this community solar installation makes its Year One portfolio one of the largest clean energy offerings primarily for low- to moderate-income households in the country. As part of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, which is administrated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 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,” Solar Landscape CEO Shaun Keegan said. “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. On behalf of Solar Landscape’s 100-plus employees, we look forward to bringing affordable solar energy to thousands more soon.”
The New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program approved community solar projects in two different rounds: Year One and Year Two.
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 megawatts of power and, once energized, they will provide electricity for another 7,000 households, bringing the anticipated total to at least 10,000 New Jersey homes that will be able to use community solar energy from Solar Landscape.