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NJ solar boom seeking life support

May 22, 2012
New Jersey's boom in solar power installations, driven by lucrative solar renewable energy credits, made the Garden State second only to California in installed solar power capacity. Now it's reached a point of saturation where solar installers are ...

New Jersey's boom in solar power installations, driven by lucrative solar renewable energy credits, made the Garden State second only to California in installed solar power capacity. Now it's reached a point of saturation where solar installers are looking for legislation to keep their industry alive. According to a post on the blog Knowledge Problem, the solar power glut has "lobbyists for both the solar power industry and unionized solar installers descending on the state capital, pleading for imposition of still higher purchase requirements on electric power consumers. The rallying cry has been to “save the jobs” created by the solar power purchase mandate."