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Policy leads the way: Impactful action at the state level in 2021

While federal policy action (or inaction) grabs all the headlines, let’s look back at some of the most impactful state and local developments from 2021.

New Jersey solar-ready warehouse bill is now law

The law requires all new warehouses that are at least 100,000 square feet to reserve up to 40% of their roof area for solar arrays.

Solar Landscape is awarded 46 community solar projects

The award totals just under one-third of all community solar capacity in the second year of New Jersey’s now-permanent community solar program.

New Jersey makes its community solar program permanent

The state’s popular community solar program is here to stay, and one SEIA representative stated that the goal is to add a minimum of 150 MW annually.

Long-duration flow battery tech wins DOE funding

Four energy storage companies were awarded $18 million as part of the Energy Department’s Long Duration Storage Shot.

EPA Superfund solar project built on the site of a former paper mill

The second of a three-phase construction led by CEP Renewables is complete, bringing the total capacity to 16 MW of a 24 MW planned project.

Greenskies and Vanguard complete rooftop industrial solar project

The two companies completed a 1,500-panel, 573 kW solar energy system for the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

EPA superfund site to become community solar installation

CEP Renewables has taken charge of developing a 25.6 MW community solar installation atop a former landfill that has been improperly shut down since 1982.

Community solar brownfield pilot project nears completion in New Jersey

The 4.5 MW Linden Hawk Rise project is among the first awarded capacity under the first year of the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

New Jersey regulators adopt new net metering incentives

The Successor Solar Incentive Program emerged from a mandate to replace the state’s existing solar program with incentives that encourage solar development while minimizing ratepayer cost.

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