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Solar Panels: A Statutorily Protected Power Substitute in Common Interest Communities

Posted in Affordable Housing, Community Associations, Green Law

What good is low affordable housing when utility costs outweigh the benefits? Faced with the burden of tough economic times, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to cut costs. While some individuals have chosen to cut back, others have chosen to seek out economically advantageous alternatives in affordable housing communities.

New Jersey Clean Energy Program: Pay for Performance

Posted in Affordable Housing, Community Associations, Green Law, Real Estate

The New Jersey Clean Energy Program administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities through its Office of Clean Energy offers a host of financial incentives. Among these is the Pay for Performance Program, which is funded by the societal benefits charge authorized by the New Jersey Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act.

Governor Corzine Signs Residential Development Solar Energy Systems Act Into Law

Posted in Green Law, Real Estate

On March 31, 2009, Governor Jon Corzine signed into law new legislation known as the Residential Development Solar Energy Systems Act. (P.L. 2009, c.33) codified at N.J.S.A. 52:27D-141.1, et seq.. The Act requires developers of residential developments containing 25 or more single-family dwelling units to disclose in advertising and offer to install solar energy systems.