Phase 1 – Community Education (2014 – 2016)
There is a lot of opportunity for Solar installations in Jersey City. On rooftops big and small, parking lots, empty lots, sides of skyscrapers. Right now there are almost 100 buildings with solar panels in Jersey City, but that’s less than 1% of what is possible – and it can be a profitable return on investment !
- Know what RECs are ? More about Renewable Energy Certificates, your green energy revenue stream here.
So how do we make deployment of more Solar happen faster in Jersey City? By educating more community stakeholders – we’ve begun to do this and will continue to do so into 2016. If you are interested to work on this project initiative, drop us a note here.
2015 – we’re working on a short community education video we hope to release sometime this coming Winter – stay tuned !
Below are the presentation materials from our November 2014 Monthly Meeting, with more references for community solar available on our Resources page:
- Residential Solar Installation Guide
Also check out our blogpost on Annandale, NJ – we can do a District Solar Project here in Jersey City and should be creating municipal incentives to deploy more Solar, particularly if officials are serious about lowering the City’s carbon footprint (gentle reminder :-). While state level incentives have thinned in recent years, there is still the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) BUT ITS DUE TO EXPIRE IN 2016 – LEARN MORE HERE.Think about our municipal buildings, business districts, schools, neighborhoods, industrial and brownfield sites – we can do this.