Union Township Mayor Manuel Figueiredo joined Solar Landscape and others to celebrate the activation of a new rooftop community solar project on a building owned by H. Schultz and Sons. Now energized, the 1.7-MWDC installation will provide clean solar energy at a discount to more than 260 homes in New Jersey’s Union Township area. It will save the households it serves collectively over $60,000 per year on home energy bills.
“We are excited to bring the benefits of community solar to the residents of the Township of Union. Whether you own a home or rent an apartment, this project will help our residents save on their monthly electric bills, and it will also help us fight climate change together as a community. This is one of the many improvements taking shape in the Township of Union, and we are grateful for this collaboration with H. Schultz and Sons and Solar Landscape,” said Mayor Manuel Figueiredo.
Owned and operated by Solar Landscape, this community solar project — comprising nearly 3,600 panels — creates equitable access to clean energy for low- and moderate-income households in the area.
The renewable energy project milestone is being celebrated during National Clean Energy Week and on World Environmental Health Day. It was approved as part of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. Rapidly gaining support throughout the state, the program is paving the way for a clean energy transition that is accessible to all residents regardless of income.
News item from Solar Landscape