Nexamp, a company that develops community solar programs, along with Infiniti Energy Services, was selected to build three projects totaling more than 11 megawatts in New Jersey as part of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.
Nexamp says the new community solar sites will make it possible for residents to save money on electricity costs while supporting the growth of renewables in the move toward New Jersey’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.
The projects include two, five-megawatt arrays that will be constructed on a closed 115-acre Woodbine landfill and a 1.24-megawatt facility on the Kaplan Cos. rooftop in South Brunswick Township. Nexamp is co-developing these projects with Infiniti Energy Services, a full-service solar company based in Howell.
Administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Pilot Program reserves 40 percent of overall program capacity for projects in which at least 51 percent of its capacity serves low- to moderate-income communities, a component of Gov. Phil Murphy’s clean energy agenda.
All projects awarded in the first round – including the three Nexamp projects – are dedicated to low- to moderate-income residents. LMI residents gain an opportunity to participate in a more equitable solar market through projects located within their electric public utility’s distribution territory.
“As a New Jersey-based company we are thrilled to be a part of the pilot program in our home state and look forward to working with our partners Nexamp, the Borough of Woodbine and Kaplan Cos. to continue the development and successfully implement these projects,” Michael Kushner, president of Infiniti Energy Services, said. “It’s exciting to be able to provide a benefit to our clients by capitalizing on resources that are otherwise unusable, all while supplying a benefit to our state by increasing its renewable energy capacity.”
Infiniti Energy Services provides customers with solar solutions and services. Nexamp offers solutions for the deployment and operation of solar energy assets.
Nexamp says its community solar program is unique in that it requires no credit check to enroll, there are no upfront costs and there is no fee to cancel. Homeowners, renters, small businesses, nonprofits and others are eligible to participate.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 7:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 17, 2020 to include additional information regarding the projects Infiniti Energy Services and Nexamp will work on as part of the Community Solar Pilot Program.