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The state of solar in Jersey City

Jersey City sees roughly 217 sunny days each year, just above the U.S. average of 205.* According to Google's Project Sunroof, 86% of rooftops in the city are solar viable.* As a member of both the Paris Climate Agreement and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, local legislation is pushing to put more of those rooftops to good use.

How much solar energy does Jersey City produce?

Jersey City had 236 residential solar installations and 33 commercial installations in 2021, producing upwards of 13.9 MW of energy, placing it among the top solar cities in New Jersey. That includes PowerMarket's Caven Point 1.97 MW community solar project as well as Goya Food's 3.4 MW rooftop system.

What are the advantages of going solar in Jersey City?

If you've kept an eye on your electricity bill, you've probably seen your monthly costs rise steadily each month. Jersey City electricity rates have risen five years in a row and currently sit at roughly 60% higher than the national average. Experts predict residents' average electricity rates to be as high as 28 cents per kWh over the next 25 years.*

Switching to solar could lead to significant savings on your energy bill, as the levelized costs of solar energy in Jersey City are as low as 4 cents per kWh. On average, Jersey City residents may save between $48,738 and $59,568 over 25 years with solar power.*

Jersey City also offers an excellent community solar program that allows entire neighborhoods to utilize energy from large solar farms. If you live in a rental property, as 70.5% of Jersey City residents do, you can still take advantage of solar energy through these large solar structures.

How much does solar cost in Jersey City?

The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include the:

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  • Local weather

  • Available roof space

  • Quality of the solar system

  • Local HOA

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources,* for thousands of homeowners across the country.

In New Jersey, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $14,400 to $29,750, or in other words, from $2.88 to $5.95 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

New Jersey offers generous solar incentives, including both a net metering policy and renewable energy certificates.* Net metering allows you to earn credit for any excess energy your system produces that can be applied to energy drawn from the grid at night or other times of low energy generation.

Each MW of power you produce can also earn one Transition Renewable Energy Certificate (TREC). Residential TRECs are worth $92.20 each.* The average 5 kW solar system could earn around $456 a year for up to 15 years in energy certificates alone.

Homeowners who purchase solar may also be eligible for a 26% federal tax credit based on your equipment and installation costs.*

What's the best way to go solar in Jersey City?

Solar systems come in a range of sizes, designs, and types. Hiring an experienced solar energy professional is the best way to install the most effective solar panels on your property.

When going solar, you'll need to consider your building's daily energy requirements, available roof space, and your budget. You should also consider your home's aesthetics and net metering objectives. Reputable solar providers will explore these details with you and design a system that meets your goals during a consultation, prior to you signing a contract.

Because every home across Jersey City is unique, you'll need a custom-crafted solar design to suit your specific roof, and the electricity savings you desire. To get started making the switch to clean solar energy in Jersey City today, schedule a free consultation with one of our solar experts.

  • *. Best Places, Climate in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • *. Source: Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Solar Reviews. Solar panels Jersey City, NJ. April 2021.
  • *. Solar Reviews. Solar panels Jersey City, NJ. April 2021.
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Net metering utility credits and incentives vary by location and are subject to change. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine incentives available in your area. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. InClime. TRECS NJ FAQ. April 2021.
  • *. Tax credits subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
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