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New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation capacity of 77.61 MW, will be designed by local governments, community groups, and private developers. The agency said projects will be located on landfills, at brownfield sites, on rooftops, and parking structure canopies.

Community solar projects include solar arrays in which the generation serves multiple subscribers, which can be home or businesses wanting to use renewable energy generated off-site.

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