Solar Siting Considerations
Solar Siting Analysis
In 2017 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Bureau of Energy and Sustainability released a Solar Siting Analysis Update, available here. This report identifies sites where the Department would encourage solar installations from those where the Department would discourage solar installations based on their land use and characteristics; maps and tabulates the resulting data; and reports the findings of the analysis. The previous version of the Solar Siting Analysis (2012) is available for download here.
Before installing a solar project, it is recommended to schedule a meeting with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review to determine what permits may be required and to identify other potential issues.
Please visit the DEP’s Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review or The Division of Land Use Regulation for more information about installing solar.