Solar Easements

These are minimum requirements, so additional points of agreement may be added at the discretion of those involved.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Net Metering

New Jersey’s net-metering rules require state’s investor-owned utilities and energy suppliers (and certain competitive municipal utilities and electric cooperatives) to offer net metering at non-…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Societal Benefits Charge

During 2011 and 2012 several minor changes were made to the originally enacted SBC law. In 2011 a section was added prohibiting gas utilities from imposing an SBC charge (or several other types o…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption

New Jersey offers a full exemption from the state’s sales tax (currently 7%) for all solar energy equipment. This exemption is available to all taxpayers. All major types solar energy equipment, including equipment for passive solar design, are considered eligible for the exemption as described by the New Jersey Division of Taxation Publication S&U-6 (Sales Tax Exemption Administration). According to S&U-6, the exemption includes all solar energy “devices or systems specifically approved by the Board of Public Utilities, Division of Energy and designed to provide heating or cooling…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Interconnection contacts for the state’s electric distribution utilities — Atlantic City Electric, Rockland Electric, PSE&G, and Jersey Central Power and Light — are available on the progra…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Residential Solar Rights

In 2007, New Jersey enacted legislation preventing homeowners associations from prohibiting the installation of solar collectors on certain types of residential properties. The term “solar collector” is not defined, but would seem to include both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies which use collectors installed on the roof of a dwelling. This law covers only dwellings that are not deemed community property of the association, including townhouses which have at least two sides that are unattached to any other building and for which the owner, rather than the association, is…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

PSE&G- Solar Loan Program

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey, the largest utility in the State, offers loans for “behind the meter” photovoltaic (PV) systems to all customer classes in its electric…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

In order to claim the exemption, property owners must apply for a certificate from their local assessor which will reduce the assessed value of their property to what it would be without the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Solar and Wind Permitting Laws

Solar and Wind as Permitted Uses in Industrial Zones…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Solar Energy Option Requirement for Residential Developments

Solar energy systems are defined to include systems that use solar energy to provide “all or a portion of the heating, cooling, or general energy needs of a dwelling unit, including, but not lim…

Eligibility: Construction, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) Registration Program

New Jersey’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) includes a carve-out for solar, requiring the each electricity Load Serving Entities (LSEs) to provide at least 4.1% of the electricity through in…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

SREC-Based Financing Program (ACE, JCP&L, RECO)

In September 2007 the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) began an investigation into ways to develop and support the solar financing mechanisms based on Solar Renewable Energy Certificates …

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

NJ Clean Energy- Residential New Construction Program

NOTE: The program offerings have been significantly changed for the fiscal year 2016. The changes go into effect starting September 1st, 2015.  More information about changes can be accessed in the…

Eligibility: Construction, Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Air conditioners… More

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Source: U.S. Department of Energy