Energizing New Jersey

Governor Christie’S Commitment To Renewable Energy Is Paying Dividends For New Jersey’S Environment:

  • New Jersey is 1st in the nation for installed commercial solar capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association;
  • According to the Department of Energy, New Jersey has the 7th highest Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard in the nation at 22.5%;
    • Nationally, 14 states maintain no renewable energy standard whatsoever.
  • New Jersey has more than 16,000 solar energy projects installed across the state providing over 800 MW of installed capacity;
  • Governor Christie’s 2011 Energy Master Plan commits to no new coal-fired plants in New Jersey, ensuring that new generation capacity comes from cleaner sources;
  • Governor Christie has signed bipartisan legislation to strengthen and encourage the continued growth of New Jersey’s solar industry, while protecting ratepayers from increased costs. The new law couples an acceleration of the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for solar energy with a reduction of the solar alternate compliance payments, meeting an important goal of the Governor’s 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP), strengthening the solar market in New Jersey, and securing the state’s place as a national solar energy leader.
  • New Jersey is 1st in the nation for installed commercial solar capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association;
  • According to the Department of Energy, New Jersey has the 7th highest Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard in the nation at 22.5%;
    • Nationally, 14 states maintain no renewable energy standard whatsoever.
  • New Jersey has more than 16,000 solar energy projects installed across the state providing over 800 MW of installed capacity;
  • Governor Christie’s 2011 Energy Master Plan commits to no new coal-fired plants in New Jersey, ensuring that new generation capacity comes from cleaner sources;
  • Governor Christie has signed bipartisan legislation to strengthen and encourage the continued growth of New Jersey’s solar industry, while protecting ratepayers from increased costs. The new law couples an acceleration of the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for solar energy with a reduction of the solar alternate compliance payments, meeting an important goal of the Governor’s 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP), strengthening the solar market in New Jersey, and securing the state’s place as a national solar energy leader.

Solar Achievements:

  • For the first quarter of 2012, New Jersey installed 1,786 solar projects, and New Jersey has seen an over 585% increase in solar capacity since Governor Christie took office;
  • The state has become a market primarily for non-residential projects over 100 kW;
  • New Jersey is home to the largest rooftop solar array in the country, Gloucester Marine Terminal, at just over 9MW, 1 million square feet of panels, $42 million project, which powers 80% of the port’s refrigeration and freezer warehouses;
  • New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) has completed construction on the project to transformation a closed Commission landfill into a productive solar farm. The farm will generate up to 3 MW of renewable, cost-efficient electricity.
Press Contact:
Michael Drewniak
Kevin Roberts
609-777-2600

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