Solar Landscape, the nation’s leading community solar provider to lower-income households, announced Monday it plans to hire over 100 new employees in 2024 to support its ambitious growth agenda.
The expansion will double its operations next year – with a goal of building 100 megawatts of commercial rooftop solar and serving 20,000 new community solar subscribers – over half that will be lower-income households.
The Solar Landscape expansion will see the creation of over 100 new positions spanning all functions, including engineering, business development, finance, legal, community engagement, and project management. (Click here for more information)
Solar Landscape already has grown three-fold over the last two years, hiring 80 people since January 2021 and moving into newly built 8,000-square foot office space in the spring of 2023.
Solar Landscape CEO Shaun Keegan, who made the announcement alongside State Sen. Vin Gopal (D- Ocean Twp.) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 400 leader Rob Shimko, thanked Gopal for his efforts.
“Solar Landscape will be adding more than 100 jobs in 2024, thanks to Senator Gopal’s support of solar energy in New Jersey,” he said. “Growing solar nationally means creating new jobs in New Jersey. We look forward to welcoming even more Solar Landscape employees next year as commercial rooftop and community solar continue to build momentum.”
Gopal gave credit to Keegan and his team.
“It is encouraging to watch a Monmouth County business grow from a small operation founded by Monmouth County locals to a national leader in clean energy,” he said. “Solar Landscape’s rise to prominence is a great example of how our area can drive economic growth that creates jobs and leads the nation. I’m proud to have worked with their leadership and will continue to support their success.”
Solar Landscape also announced that it has become the nation’s leading provider of community solar to lower-income households, according to non-profit Groundswell, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Gov. Phil Murphy was thrilled by the news.
“I applaud Senator Gopal’s leadership in bringing jobs and clean energy to his district and Solar Landscape’s innovative business model; together, they are truly powering Monmouth County,” he said. “With community solar, New Jersey continues to make history in how America generates energy. We are leading the way in providing affordable clean energy to underserved communities and driving the economy at the same time.”