May 12, 2014 | Number of The Day
Number of solar farms in NJ

The term solar farm can have multiple meanings. One is the number of farms that have been paved over with solar panels. Another is the number of farms with renewable-energy-producing systems, which can obviously overlap. When it comes to solar-powered farms, the number is 591 — more than double the 204 recorded in 2007, according to the Census of Agriculture. That equates to six percent of NJ farms – compared to less than 2 percent for U.S. farms.