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Jersey Solar - a NJ Solar Electric Installation Company
Specializing in the design and installation of solar
Jersey Solar Electric
Jersey Solar LLC , formerly Jersey Shore Solar, was formed in 1983 as a NJ solar energy company specializing in the design an installation of solar thermal systems, servicing the NJ shore area from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May and inland as far as Mercer County. We installed systems solar thermal systems on over 350 homes and had a service book of an additional 900 solar homes installed by other solar contractors. Jersey Shore Solar was an authorized installer for JCP&L’s Solar Loan Program, which resulted in the installation of over 1400 solar hot water heaters in their service territory from 1985-1990. After moving to Hopewell Township in 2000, we changed our name to Jersey Solar. Since then, we have been active statewide in the installation of solar photovoltaic systems under the NJ Clean Energy Program (NJCEP).
Jersey Solar has installed over 200 residential systems and over 35 commercial systems in NJ since 2001. Commercial sector projects include work on Cordis,Ortho, and Jansen facilities for Johnson and Johnson, NJ Natural Gas, WY Industries, C&K Plastics, Dynamic Engineering, Point Pleasant Distributors, IBEW, Kleinhans Racing Stables, Hogan Self Storage, AstroPower, Powerlight, and others. Public sector work included installation and project management work for customers including Liberty Science Center, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Allamuchy Firehouse, Secaucus MUA, Davidson Mill Pond Park, Town of Verona Community Center and Public Works Bldg, Edison Municipal Bldg, and others. Not-For- Profit (NFP) installation and project management work for customers including Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, NJ Nurses Association, InterFaith Neighbors, Isles of Trenton, Project Freedom, Rely Properties, National Foundation for Affordable Housing, Echelon Towers, Union Gardens and others. Houses of Worship include Hopewell Presbyterian Church, UUC of Princeton, Christ Congregation of Princeton, Princeton Baptist Church of Penns Grove, Congregation Beth Shalom V’Reyus, and others. Jersey Solar provided consulting and project management work for photovoltaic systems on school districts including Jersey City Schools, Ocean Township, Phillipsburg, Bridgewater-Raritan, Glen Rock and others.
One of our favorite sectors has always been, and remains so, the residential installation market. We have installed systems on homes ranging in size from 2 kW to 20 kW, preferring to custom design and professionally-install every single system. Our customers live in subdivisions, on farms, in rural areas, in towns and cities, and we take pride in the fact that all of our systems are still in service and operating today. We enjoy the personal touch with our residential customers, who are our main source of referrals. Jersey Solar also specializes in battery backup systems for the last 13 years, installing Trace Engineering, Xantrex, Outback, and SMA Sunny Island equipment for customers who must have a backup source of power for their homes, as most PV systems stop producing power when the grid fails. To date, we have installed more battery backup systems than any other solar installation company in NJ. All of these systems performed admirably and kept the lights, refrigerators, and heating systems on during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, as well as other extended outages.
Rick Brooke, Pres, has over 35 years
of field experience in the installation and service of solar energy systems.
After majoring in business administration at the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania from 1970-75, Rick began his solar energy career
in San Diego, CA, in 1976, learning the business from the ground floor up.
He worked as a solar installer for several local solar contracting companies
until 1979, when he left the field to train other solar installers for the
Solar Energy Industries Association from 1979-1982.
Moving back to NJ in late 1982, Rick started Jersey Shore Solar,
and became interested in photovoltaics, using solar cells to drive
circulating pumps in solar thermal systems. He installed the very first
grid-connected photovoltaic system in New Jersey on his home in Lakewood in
1997. Rick was a stakeholder in the development of the NJ
Clean Energy Program in 2000-2001 and did pilot projects for the NJ Clean
Energy Program before its inception in 2001. He was one
of the founders and served as Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy
Industries Association since its inception in 1998 and served as President
of the Association in 2008. He remains active in the
industry and lives in Hopewell Township, NJ.
Steve Senior, VP, is a master electrician, NJ License 6395, with over 30 years of electrical contracting experience. He was the owner of Sun Electric, a residential and commercial electrical contracting company before joining Jersey Solar as principal in 2010. Steve is a top-tier electrician who stays up to date on all code issues and his electrical work is flawless. Steve lives in Stockton, NJ.
John Moynihan, Operations Manager, graduated Cornell University in 1980. After serving in the US Navy for 4 years, John worked in the telecommunications, data processing, and logistics industry for Wang Labs, US West, and Nextel. He started Bald Eagle Solar in 2003, a solar energy consulting firm, and joined Jersey Solar in 2009 as Operations Manager. His strengths include the design, installation and service of solar photovoltaic systems and the installation and support of PV data monitoring systems. In his spare time, John is a member of the Township committee in Bordentown, NJ, where he has resided for the past 25 years.