Solar Landscape, a community solar operator in New Jersey, has completed construction on the first of 46 community solar projects approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) in Year 2 of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.
New Jersey’s first completed Year 2 project is located on an Extra Space Storage site in Neptune, one of 10 sites owned by the company that is hosting community solar Year 2 projects with Solar Landscape. Extra Space Storage’s total 6.5-megawatt (MW) community solar portfolio will cover 800,000 square feet of rooftop solar that will power over 1,400 nearby homes.
“At Extra Space Storage, we have been equipping our locations with solar for over a decade, and this new effort to bring solar power to the local community is an exciting development,” said McKall Morris, Senior Manager of Communications and Sustainability.
“Community solar is a vital part of Governor Murphy’s clean energy initiative which is aimed at reaching 100 percent clean energy by 2050,” said Joseph L. Fiordaliso, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
The Neptune community solar site will generate approximately 500 kilowatts of energy, with the other nine sites located in New Jersey towns spanning seven counties including Atlantic, Bergen, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties.