The State of New Jersey has a strong focus on the expansion of environmental justice. One requirement of the Community Solar Program is that at least 51% of the capacity be allocated to low and moderate income (LMI) communities.
The community solar program also evaluates applications based on community engagement and benefits to local communities. Examples include local job creation, or partnerships with local trade schools for hands on training. Project priority is given to projects sited on landfills, brownfields, parking lots and rooftops.