October 2016

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This N.J. couple found a no-cost way to convert to solar energy


As solar collection panels become increasingly familiar on New Jersey homes, more owners are learning how the sun’s power can offer enough energy to drastically reduce and sometimes even eliminate their electric bills.

Steve and Julie Rakus were among those peripherally aware of the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy. But they never seriously considered it for their Gloucester County home because the initial installation outlay. read more →

PSEG Wants To Put More Solar Panels In N.J. Landfills, Brownfields


To some, the word “landfill” conjures thoughts of garbage and waste.

But to others, the word has a different meaning… energy.

On Wednesday, PSE&G announced that it filed a request with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to extend its “Solar 4 All” program, which utilizes rooftops, parking lots, utility poles and landfills/brownfields for large-scale, grid connected solar projects. read more →

Department of Energy expands solar training for veterans


The Department of Energy is expanding its training program for veterans looking to enter the solar power industry.

Officials said Tuesday that five new military bases will join the Solar Ready Vets program, a effort to train veterans and outgoing service members for jobs in the solar sector. read more →

New Program Brings Solar to New Jersey Rooftops


Cream Ridge, NJ – More than 80 varieties of grapes grow on more than 2,000 vineyard acres across New Jersey. The Garden State Wine Growers Association knows how beneficial the sun is for their prized grapes, and they also recognize how the sun can help the citizens of New Jersey too. Recently the group launched NJ Wine Grows Solar, a new initiative to help spread solar power to homes across the state. read more →



This place is a dump, but that doesn’t mean it’s useless. Adam Levy is the vice president of legal and regulatory affairs for theNew Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. He selected a 1960s landfill in the Meadowlands to become a solar farm. read more →

US Solar Panel Installations On The Rise


For those wanting to assemble additional renewable energy factoids, California and Arizona are leading the country in most solar panel installations, while California, Texas, and Colorado head up the list for which states offer the most in the way of monetary incentives. read more →