Community Solar Energy Pilot Program

February 23, 2023


In May 2018,  the governor signed A3723/S2314, which mandates the creation of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities adopted rules establishing the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program on January 17, 2019.

The pilot is designed to run for three years. Program Year 1 applications opened on April 19, 2019. Program Year 2 applications were due on February 5, 2021. As of December 2022, a schedule for Program Year 3 is not available.

Aggregate capacity in the state in limited to 75 MW per program year. The capacity limit is divided among electric utilities by the commission each program year. At least 40% of the total annual capacity limit must be allocated to LMI projects.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: New Jersey
Incentive Type: Community Solar Rules
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, Public Service Electric & Gas, Rockland Electric Co.
System Capacity Limit: 5 MW
Program Capacity Limit: 75 MW per program year.
Participant Credit Rate: Retail rate, inclusive of supply and delivery charges.
Low-Moderate Income Provisions: 40% carve-out.


Name: N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.7
Name: P.L. 2018 Chapter 17

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.