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Solar Energy in New Jersey

Solar Panels in New Jersey

There are currently at least 51,046 solar panel installations throughout the state of New Jersey right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in New Jersey

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Jersey's capital city, Trenton, of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ New Jersey values listed here are based on the capital, Trenton.

Solar Radiation in New Jersey

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average New Jersey solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ New Jersey values listed here are based on the capital, Trenton.

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Solar Installs in New Jersey

Solar Panel Installations in New Jersey

A look at solar installs in New Jersey. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in NJ vs. the cumulative install total of rest of NJ counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in New Jersey

There are currently at least 51,046 solar panel installations throughout the state of New Jersey right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in New Jersey
    • Ocean County: 9,205 solar installs
    • Monmouth County: 5,173 solar installs
    • Middlesex County: 4,844 solar installs
    • Burlington County: 4,406 solar installs
    • Atlantic County: 3,214 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 24,204 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in New Jersey

New Jersey Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in New Jersey averaged 15.75 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was approximately 24% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [2]

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New Jersey Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in New Jersey averaged $8.33 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was about 27% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [3]

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More about New Jersey

About New Jersey

New Jersey ranks 12th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 8,791,894. [4]

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Solar Energy in NJ

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in New Jersey, or for additional solar-related resources in NJ, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

Cities in New Jersey

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