NULLGov. Jon S. Corzine announced last week that New Jersey now has the most solar installations in the nation per square mile, surpassing California nearly two-to-one. The Garden State is still second to the Golden State in terms of the number of installations and capacity, but first in terms of the amount of solar energy installed per square mile, according to the governorÂs office.
New Jersey reached 4,000 solar installations this summer, the office said. The installations have a total solar generating capacity of 100 megawatts Â a tenfold increase since 2006, and enough power to supply the electricity needs for more than 15,000 homes in the state, the office said.