Location: Trenton, NJ
The capital of New Jersey is Trenton with over 84,000 residents. Trenton is located in the central part of the state in Mercer County. While the city is grouped in with the New York metro area, Trenton borders directly to the Philadelphia metro. Trenton residents have had energy deregulation since 1999 when the state restructured their utilities and opened their energy market to competitors. The goal was to increase competition and drive down rates for New Jersey residents. While the state has been deregulated for nearly 2 decades, only about 20% of Trenton residents have switched of their utility. Below you will find more information o the Trenton energy market.
Solar Score for Trenton, NJ
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Trenton, NJ
Trenton, NJ produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Over 90% of the energy produced in from natural gas or nuclear energy
- 75% of the renewable energy produced comes from solar
- Even though there are no fossil fuels in Trenton, coal is imported from other states
- Natural gas has out produced nuclear energy since 2013
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