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PowerMarket & Hartz Solar Bring First Community Solar Projects to Northern NJ

New Jersey PowerMarket and Hartz Solar have partnered to deliver community solar subscriptions to residents in Hudson and Essex County. Hartz Solar was awarded four community solar projects as part of the NJ Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

Together, these projects are expected to produce 7.5 million kWh of clean energy every year—enough to power up to 1,000 households. Renters, homeowners, and affordable housing providers who subscribe to these projects will not only save money on their PSE&G monthly electricity bills but will also be a part of New Jersey’s clean energy revolution, according to the partners.

“As a proud New Jersey business, we are excited to develop solar projects that will inject clean energy into our local grid and give back to our community,” says Lawrence Garb, executive vice president at Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. “We partnered with PowerMarket because they bring an unparalleled level of industry expertise and software services that will ensure the success of our community solar projects. We look forward to having PowerMarket on our team as we grow our community solar portfolio.”

Solar Energy Systems LLC, the project installer, has supported the community further having funded installation training opportunities in the Newark area and offering graduates an opportunity to work with the company. “We have designed, built and maintained solar PV systems in New Jersey for fifteen years. Working with the local community to further the solar industry’s benefit of clean energy and job creation is a great feeling.” – David Buckner, President at Solar Energy Systems, LLC

PowerMarket is currently educating and enrolling participants for Hartz’s four community solar projects in Jersey City, North Bergen, Newark, and Secaucus. The program offers 10% savings for any household that participates in the program. Low-to-moderate income subscribers, or those who participate in a social assistance program like LIHEAP or SNAP will receive even greater savings.

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