As Solar Power Grows, a Roadblock Remains in Place
Developers are building more solar power systems, but they can’t always connect to the electrical grid. NJ looks for a fix
TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey officials are looking to fix one of the biggest problems impeding the growth of its solar sector: how to speed up connecting new solar systems with the electric grid operated by local utilities.
With the increased reliance on solar energy in the state, the number of applications from developers seeking approval to connect to distribution systems is increasing. Some utilities are not prepared to handle the increased volume of applications, and more projects are coming up against proposed interconnections on parts of the system already near their capacity …
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