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Solar: New Jersey

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New Jersey to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. The solar score is based on a combination of many different factors. New Jersey is slightly below the national average for solar installation viability. Due to its geographical location, New Jersey receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per day which is slightly below the national average of 4.7 kWh of direct sunlight per day. An estimated 68% of roofs in New Jersey are viable for solar installation and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. This is slightly lower than the national average of 70%. There is a total estimated solar capacity of 12,800 mW available in the state which could save 9.6 million metric tons of carbon emissions. While generally, a solar installation in New Jersey is a viable option, only a professional can let you know if your personal situation is right for solar energy. For more information, see the solar score graph below for New Jersey.

Solar Score for New Jersey

New Jersey Solar Score: 52

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.

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At Compare Electricity, we strive to bring you all the latest news and videos on the New Jersey energy market. In our latest video, we detail energy usage in New Jersey. New Jersey's transportation sector uses the most energy in the state. Even though New Jersey residents use a lot of energy, they are towards the bottom in energy usage per capita due, in part, to many energy-efficiency initiatives the state has in place. For more New Jersey energy usage information, check out our latest video below.


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