New Jersey has surpassed 4 GW of put in solar energy, sufficient to offer electrical energy to over 500,000 New Jersey households yearly, stories the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). There are actually greater than 157,000 photo voltaic installations statewide, and it’s estimated that photo voltaic capability within the state will double within the subsequent 4 years. It is a essential step on the way in which to reaching Gov. Murphy’s aim of 100% clear power by 2050.
“I’m thrilled New Jersey has reached this important 4 GW milestone,” says Joseph L. Fiordaliso, president of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. “New Jersey has been a frontrunner in photo voltaic and our photo voltaic initiatives are a key a part of our clear power future. By means of profitable packages like Group Photo voltaic, we’re making certain equitable entry to wash power for all New Jerseyans.”
New Jersey will proceed to construct on the 4 GW milestone by implementing all kinds of photo voltaic packages all through the remainder of 2022.
Following a profitable two-year pilot program, board employees is focusing on the third quarter of 2022 to difficulty the everlasting program straw proposal for the Group Photo voltaic Vitality Program. In 12 months one of many pilot program, the board accepted 45 purposes representing nearly 78 MW in photo voltaic power capability. In 12 months two of the pilot program, the board accepted 105 tasks representing 165 MW of deliberate photo voltaic power capability; when totally developed, tasks in each years have the cumulative capability to serve roughly 24,000 low to average earnings subscribers.
The board continues to advance the event of its Aggressive Photo voltaic Incentive (CSI) Program for grid provide and enormous net-metered photo voltaic. Workers has issued a straw proposal and has held three public remark classes. Board employees anticipates launching this program later in 2022.
The board may even be working to develop and implement a dual-use photo voltaic pilot program. Workers anticipates issuing a straw proposal later within the 12 months. The board will proceed to maneuver ahead with its grid modernization continuing to solicit concepts for potential enhancements to allow quicker interconnection and better ranges of distributed power useful resource (DER) integration. In June, a draft report was introduced at a public assembly with suggestions for interconnection reform, and the Board will proceed its work aimed toward modernizing the grid sooner or later.