Tuesday, March 31, 2009
New Developments for NJ Solar
Gov. Jon S. Corzine today signed into law three Assembly Democratic measures designed to
improve energy efficiency, expand solar and wind energy production and promote solar energy usage in new homes.
The first bill (A-1558) sponsored promotes the installation of solar energy panels in newly constructed homes. “We can vastly improve the quality of life for all New Jersey families by encouraging investment in solar energy systems in all new houses,” said Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer). “Sound public policy and environmentally responsible practices can come together to provide dividends for generations.”
The new law requires a developer of 25 or more residential units to offer to install a solar energy system when a prospective owner enters into negotiations, provided installation of such a system is technically feasible as determined by the Department of Community Affairs in consultation with the Board of Public Utilities. (photo: Oregon DOT)