Program Community Solar Energy Pilot Program
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State New Jersey
Start Date
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

In May 2018,  the governor signed A3723/S2314, which mandates the creation of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities adopted rules establishing the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program on January 17, 2019.

The pilot is designed to run for three years. Program Year 1 applications opened on April 19, 2019. Program Year 2 applications were due on February 5, 2021. As of December 2022, a schedule for Program Year 3 is not available.

Aggregate capacity in the state in limited to 75 MW per program year. The capacity limit is divided among electric utilities by the commission each program year. At least 40% of the total annual capacity limit must be allocated to LMI projects.

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