TerraVerde report finds solar best practices in New Jersey status as SEIA top five solar state
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014

TerraVerde Capital Management LLC, a leading investment management firm focused on infrastructure, clean tech and renewable energy today announced a comprehensive report titled, “Sunshine in the Garden State: An Unlikely Leader in Solar Energy” that provides analysis of policies and renewable initiatives that have contributed to New Jersey’s top five Solar State status.

“New Jersey’s success with solar reflects a policy shift in the way state governments are approaching sustainability”

The TerraVerde report explores adoption trends, policies and procedures in residential, commercial and industrial sectors for renewable energy as a solution to energy security and climate change with emphasis on the future role of utilities in power generation.

Specifically, the report attributes a reduction in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices and new financing options at the Federal and State levels that have contributed to the high-growth trajectory for solar energy at a 252% increase since 2010.

“New Jersey’s success with solar reflects a policy shift in the way state governments are approaching sustainability,” said Richard Bookbinder, Managing Member of TerraVerde Capital Management LLC and author of the report. “The successful implementation of solar clearly reflects a changing energy landscape with opportunities for investment,” continued Bookbinder.

The report notes that New Jersey has more than 1 GW of installed solar generating capacity due to best practices programs including the installation of solar panels on street poles, the transition of brownfields to solar fields and a culture of cooperation between State and companies to encourage solar usage and other forms of renewable energy.

Source: Business Wire

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