New Jersey solar energy companies are trying to expand the state’s nascent solar industry with $7 billion in investment in a new state solar energy development project.
In a statement, the state Department of Energy and Environment (DECE) said the project, the Solar Energy New Jersey (SENJ) project, would provide up to 1,000 jobs and increase the state solar output by 10% annually.
“The new project will be the largest solar project in New Jersey’s history,” DECE said in a press release.
“It will be constructed to serve more than one million customers in the state and is expected to create about 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.
SENJ will create approximately 300 jobs directly from the solar energy, including a local construction and operation workforce.”
The project would be built in the towns of Camden and Middletown. “
We are proud to support this effort to expand New Jersey-wide solar energy.”
The project would be built in the towns of Camden and Middletown.
In addition to providing employment, the SENJ project will also provide economic benefits, according to DECE.
“This project will have a significant impact on local economies,” DECEs press release said.
According to DECO, the project will create 1,100 direct jobs.
The DECE press release also said the new solar project will “create nearly $300 million in economic development and job creation in New Brunswick and the state.”
The company has not yet announced an estimated cost to build the project.SENJ is part of the New Jersey Power Generation Project (NJPPG), which aims to generate electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2030.
The company is working on a $3 billion project in the Newark area.