The Linden Hawk Rise 4.5 megawatt (MW) community Solar farm in Union County, New Jersey, northwest of Staten Island, is nearly complete, according to Navisun, which co-develops, acquires, owns, and runs distributed and small utility-scale Solar projects. Linden Hawk is unique in that it is built on a previously unusable waste site owned by the City of Linden. It will make sustainable energy more accessible for around 800 residents, more than half of whom are low- and moderate-income.
The Linden Hawk Rise project is one of 45 Solar projects worth a total of 78 megawatts that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities assessed, scored, and awarded in the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program’s first year. All consumers will receive a guaranteed savings of 10-15% as a result of the programme. Subscribers can cancel at any time, there are no upfront expenses, and their bill credits will appear plainly on their PSE&G electricity account.
New Jersey has the greatest installed Solar capacity per square mile in the United States, with over 135,000 Solar installations, and the most planned community Solar capacity supporting low-income homes. The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is seeking to persuade car dealerships to join the electric vehicle revolution in the United States. It launched its Electrified Dealer Program in July to encourage people to buy and lease electric vehicles in the Albuquerque area.
This is a fantastic initiative by the city of Albuquerque, and other cities would do well to emulate it. I’ve interviewed auto dealer professionals at both Toyota and Mini about electric vehicles at random over the last couple of years — what they know, how they feel, and what they expect to happen – and just one person could thoroughly articulate EVs and understand their benefits.