Advancing solar adoption one community at a time

Sustainable Jersey Certified Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge

The Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge

The Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge is a competition between member communities to advance solar adoption through local outreach efforts.

The Challenge leverages the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, an online solar research and shopping platform, that was developed with the funding and support of the US Department of Energy. EnergySage helps residents to quickly gather competitive solar quotes from high quality solar providers and presents these quotes online for easy review and comparison.
By creating competition between communities, the program helps to motivate cities and towns to get creative about how they promote the program locally. EnergySage offers a host of solar marketing resources so that even communities without staff or volunteers knowledgeable about solar or even about marketing can generate tremendous participation and impact.
Is your community interested in developing a solar program with EnergySage directly or are you interested in learning about future Solar Challenges?

Participating Communities

These communities are participating in the first phase of this program that lasts from October 2016 through May 2017.

Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge Performance

Total statistics for participating communities

Registrations

354

Contracts

5

Contracted kW

44.3

Contracts per
1000 households

Community Success Metrics

Individual participating community statistics

New Jersey map
  Registrations Contracts Contracted
kW
Contracts per
1000 households
Verona 99 1 7.0
Maplewood 76
Highland Park 41
Hopewell 41 3 28.0
Hoboken 40 1 9.3
Woodbridge 37
Galloway 20
Total 354 5 44.3

For more information about solar economics and benefits in New Jersey, check out the New Jersey Solar Data Explorer

Is your community interested in developing a solar program with EnergySage directly or are you interested in learning about future Solar Challenges?