On May 1, 2012, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) re-adopted Chapter 8 (renewable energy and energy efficiency) rules with amendments that became effective upon publication on June 4, 2012. The new rule amendments require SREC registration to occur no later than ten (10) business days after execution of the contract for purchase or installation of the photovoltaic panels to be used for the solar project. If the applicable deadline is not met, any SRECs based on electricity generated by the solar facility shall not be used for compliance with the New Jersey RPS until 12 months after the solar facility has received authorization to energize by the EDC. See NJ Administrative Code.
Effective March 2016, system registrants must submit a Registration Packet with all required documents and signatures through the online portal. If you submitted your SRP Registration in paper form and are dropping off documents, please be aware of the new drop off policy. If you submitted your SRP Registration form through the online portal, please upload all additional required documents via the portal.
The Registration Packet must contain all of the information as identified on the checklists below as applicable:
- SREC Registration Checklist for Behind-the-Meter projects (updated May 2016)
- SREC Registration Checklist for Grid-Supply projects (updated Jan 2014)
- SREC Registration Certification Form (updated May 2016)
- SRP Milestone Reporting Form (Jun 2015)
As the Registration Packet is reviewed, it will either be accepted, or deemed incomplete. This document will explain how to identify major and minor SRP Registration deficiencies.
Milestone Reporting Form
Required for all Grid Supply Facilities and All Net Metered Facilities Greater Than 1 MW: The Milestone Reporting Form must be submitted by the Registrant as an initial report with the SRP Registration Packet and quarterly thereafter, including any extensions, if applicable, that may be granted to the initial SRP acceptance period, until the Final As-Built packet is submitted.
Final As-Built Packet
Registrants must submit a complete Final As-Built Packet as per the Solar SRP Final As-Built Checklist when their installation is complete. This is applicable for all solar projects participating in the SRP regardless of project approval year and must be submitted by the project expiration date. If your system will not be completed prior to the expiration date, you may be able to apply for an extension. Review the SRP project extension policy to see if you are eligible. Therefore, until the system receives a passed inspection or waiver letter, the project will not receive a New Jersey certification number needed to generate SRECs.
The Final As-Built Packet includes:
- Solar SRP Final As-Built Forms (updated June 2015)
- Post-Construction NJDEP Compliance Form Solar Act Subsection (t) N.J.S.A 48:3-87
- Subsection (q) Return of Escrow Instructions 082014
- Subsection (q) Escrow Change Letter 08202014
Tools needed to complete the forms:
NJCEP reserves the right to request a complete copy of production estimates, a full shade analysis, or any relevant documentation from the installer at any time. Save a copy of the “Results” pages for permanent record with the project file.
PVWatts/System Advisor Model (SAM)
Commonly Used Shading Analysis Tools
NJCEP permits the use of other tools as long as the tool can provide a full summary report, in case the Program Manager requests copies.
To verify the solar azimuth orientation
Correspondence and inquiries should be directed to:
SREC Registration Program
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
Phone: 866-NJSMART (866-657-6278)