Legislature Poised to Boost Struggling Solar Industry

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Green Building, Legislation, Solar Energy

By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
The New Jersey Legislature is set to introduce a bill that aims to stablize the state’s solar industry, which has been in free fall since early summer. Assemblyman Upendra Chivakula (D-Middlesex) expects to introduce a bill in the lame duck session that would halt the precipitous drop of prices for solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs), which is a major mechanism for financing photovoltaic (PV) systems in New Jersey.

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Princeton to Explore Solar Project via Power Purchase Agreement

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Green Building, Solar Energy

By: Michael J. Lipari, Esq.
Princeton Borough, Princeton Township and Princeton Regional Schools have contracted with the New Jersey consulting firm Gabel Associates to provide a feasibility study to explore the potential for solar installations throughout the municipalities. If all goes well, the entities will enter into a power purchase agreement (“PPA”) with a solar developer to implement the plan.

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Princeton University to Develop Solar Field

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Green Building, Solar Energy, Solar Rebate Program

By: Michael J. Lipari, Esq.
Renewable energy projects continue their emergence throughout New Jersey as the beneficial aspects of these projects are being realized by property owners. New Jersey is currently ranked second in the United States for solar installations largely in part to the emergence of solar fields being constructed on farms and otherwise vacant land. Recent state and federal legislative initiatives have made these types of projects economically feasible.

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Pinelands Commission Approves Solar Farm on Former Landfill in Stafford

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in Green Building, Solar Energy

By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
The Pinelands Commission has approved a solar farm project on top of a closed landfill in Stafford Township. Recognizing the benefits of the solar farm and its consistency with the goals of the Pinelands Master Plan, the Commission granted a waiver from the conservation easement requiring the former landfill to be maintained as open space.

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