Solar Landscape, one of New Jersey’s leading solar developers, today announced one of its first-year community solar projects is energized and delivering clean energy to local residents. The project, located on Sherman Avenue in Pennsauken will generate more than 900,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and power more than 100 local homes with its clean solar energy.
A second Pennsauken project, located on Westfield Ave., is under construction and currently subscribing residents. The second project will power more than 300 local residential properties. Residents in Pennsauken Township and bordering townships may subscribe to the solar projects online and will pay 10 to 15% less per kilowatt hour for their electricity than PSE&G charges. The company also announced that 51% of the electricity generated from the two projects will be sold to low- and moderate-income households.
“It is exciting to see the statewide community solar program begin to benefit New Jersey residents,” said Betsy McBride, the former Mayor of Pennsauken. “I was in office when Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan was rolled out and was impressed with its focus on cleaner air, energy equity, and job training in a growth industry. Cost savings, green energy and access for all is something we can all get behind.”
Community solar projects give residents the chance to participate in the benefits of clean solar energy without the need for solar panels on their rooftops. Enrollment is open to renters and property owners with no cost to join, no long-term contracts and guaranteed cost savings. In addition to developing the projects, Solar Landscape is working with non-profit organizations and community leaders to educate residents about the benefits of community solar.
In January, Solar Landscape joined Governor Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) President Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Congressman Frank Pallone, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, as they cut the ribbon on the very first operational community solar project in NJ, located at 960 and 1000 High Street in Perth Amboy. According to the NJBPU, this project alone is credited with creating more than 50 permanent, well-paying local jobs that contribute to New Jersey’s clean energy economy.
On April 6, the NJBPU announced it had received 410 applications to participate in Year 2 of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program of which Solar Landscape was an applicant. The submissions represent 800.5 MW of total capacity.
Residents who are interested in enrolling in Solar Landscape’s community solar projects can do so at www.GoSolarLandscape.com
About Solar Landscape
Solar Landscape is a leading New Jersey developer, designer, installer, owner, and operator of community solar and solar energy solutions for the commercial/industrial, municipal, public school and non-profit marketplace. The company has installed more than 110 megawatts of commercial solar energy projects in the Northeast. Solar Landscape offers a Solar Job Training Program as part of the company’s commitment to the Board of Public Utilities’ Community Solar pilot program. When completed, Solar Landscape’s portfolio of community solar projects from the program’s fir