Sussex Solar Gardens is the first community solar system in New Jersey. The 50 KW system is owned and operated by 17 local families who each purchased the number of solar panels they wanted. Neighbors sharing solar energy is our motto. The local utility (Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative) agreed to credit each of our members on their monthly electric bills in proportion to their ownership of the community solar system. Members receive the federal tax credit, depreciation, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (about $ 220 per 1000 kwh) in addition to monthly savings on their electric bills.