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1 billion watts

May 16, 2012

Although the future of New Jersey’s solar industry remains in question, PJM Interconnection, the operator of the regional power grid, announced that the grid now has 1 billion watts, otherwise known as 1 gigawatt, of solar power installed. The growth in solar power in the region is being led by New Jersey.

One gigawatt of solar is enough to power 800,000 or 1 million homes. Solar power doubled in growth in each of the past two years and continues to grow.

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