New Jersey Restarts Solar Incentives Program

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

May 7, 2010 7:28:00 AM

This week the Garden State launched Funding Cycle 2 of its Renewable Energy Incentive Program. The initiative offers incentives--in the form of rebates--for solar electric/photovoltaic, wind and sustainable biomass systems for residential, non-residential and newly constructed buildings.

New Jersey ranked second in 2009 for new installations of grid-tied, solar electric systems, with 57 megawatts installed. The state also ranks No. 2 for total, cumulative solar electric capacity installed, with 128 mw. California ranks first in both categories, according to a recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The SEIA expects strong growth in solar photovoltaic systems this year across the country. If you’re thinking about going solar in New Jersey, we can help. Whether you’re interested in solar hot water or a New Jersey solar panel installation, you can sign up at for a free solar evaluation from one of our local certified solar installers. They’ll get in touch with you, assess your site and tell you your options. They will also guide you through the New Jersey energy rebates.

Solar energy can really pay off over the long term, because we don’t have to mine the sun or pump the energy out—it arrives on our planet every day (yes, even cloudy days). Electricity prices often rise, but with a solar electric system you’re producing your own power, not paying someone else to do it for you. Those photovoltaic cells are always working for you.

So get an estimate and see if solar is right for you. Then you can decide if you want to participate in New Jersey's incentive program. Hurry, these programs fill up quickly!

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