Editorial: Community solar starts strong in SJ, encouraging others to apply

Solar panels, ACUA, Atlantic City

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Community solar projects – which let residents, organizations and businesses share in the benefits of a large local project instead of each having their own panels – are getting off to a fast start in South Jersey.

That’s good, since the installation of more than 100,000 solar arrays in the state received $2.8 billion in subsidies from ordinary residential customers and businesses – many who couldn’t afford to go solar themselves or didn’t have an appropriate location for a solar array. Community solar – 40% of which the state has committed to low- and middle-income households – is the one segment of the solar industry that still merits support by New Jersey …

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