Neighborhood Sun has partnered with Soltage to bring a community solar project to central and south Jersey.
The 3.1 megawatt Tri-County Solar Farm will primarily serve low and moderate income PSE&G customers in Camden, Mercer and Burlington counties. It is expected to be among the first community solar projects in New Jersey.
“From day one we’ve been committed to bringing solar to everyone, not just the select few, so we’re thrilled that we get to help people in under-served communities in New Jersey save money while supporting a brand new solar farm in their neighborhood.”Gary Skulnik, CEO of Neighborhood Sun.
“We build solar projects in communities all over the country, but we are especially proud to own and operate one of the first community solar projects in our home state of New Jersey. With universal access a top priority, we’re partnering with community organizations to develop the project and committing the majority of the energy produced to serve low and moderate income residents.”Jesse Grossman, CEO of Soltage.
The Tri-County Solar Farm is expected to produce power for up to 775 households.
Randi Orlow has joined Neighborhood Sun as the NJ program director. She is building a coalition of partners who want to help spread the word to their constituents about this new offer.
“As a longtime NJ resident and activist, I’m excited to be able to help save my neighbors’ money on their electric bill while also cleaning our air and fighting climate change. Neighborhood Sun’s commitment to social justice, energy equity and 100 percent customer happiness are some of the reasons I’m proud to be on the team.”Randi Orlow.
The project was developed by solar developer AC Power and acquired for further development, construction, operation and ownership by Soltage in July 2018.
Once complete, expected in December 2020, it will produce enough clean energy each year to offset 3,270 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to taking 640 non-electric cars off the road.