Today Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law two important pieces of legislation that will help to increase solar development across New Jersey.
“We commend Governor Murphy for signing S2605 and S3484 into law, which will establish a program for grid-scale solar development in New Jersey and create a new pilot program for solar projects that are compatible with agricultural uses, known as dual-use solar projects,” said Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for SEIA, in a statement. “In order to meet the Murphy Administration’s Energy Master Plan goal of 17 gigawatts of solar deployed by 2035, we need much more solar deployment of all shapes and sizes. While there are still many critical details for the Board of Public Utilities to determine, we commend the Governor, Senator Smith, and the other bill sponsors for making it clear that distributed solar, grid-scale solar, and dual-use solar are all critical components of New Jersey’s energy future.”
News item from SEIA