For those without the ability to install their own rooftop solar panels, New Jersey has offered another option since 2019 through a pilot program: community solar. Residents can opt in and subscribe to a local solar energy project, regardless whether you own or rent your home. These projects typically require no enrollment fee, allow members to cancel at any time, and keep their subscribers as customers of PSE&G. It works like this: community solar projects use solar energy to generate electricity, which is connected to the PSE&G grid. By subscribing, you sign up for a share in the project and receive solar energy credits on your PSE&G account, lowering your bill!
There are many companies and organizations that are currently offering community solar, and it’s easy to find them online through a quick search. Visit EnergySage’s Community Solar Marketplace to search for nearby projects by zip code. There, you can preview your savings, sign up online, and start making a difference.
Save money on your electric bill while helping to save the environment, all without the hassle of a physical installation!