Want to go solar while saving on utilities? New NJ program hopes to spur solar development

Solar panels, ACUA, Atlantic City

NICHOLAS PUGLIESE / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Interested in going solar for your electricity? Maybe you just want to save money on your monthly utility bill?

A new program in New Jersey designed to make solar energy more accessible could soon help residents achieve both.

State regulators in January cleared the way for what’s know as “community solar” projects to come to cities and towns in New Jersey, likely in the coming year. Those projects will allow residents who can’t put solar panels on the roofs of their homes — because they can’t afford it, or their houses are shaded or facing the wrong direction, or they are renters — to sign up for a subscription to a shared solar installation elsewhere in the state …

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