State Data Resources
Sustainable Jersey recommends the following New Jersey state-level data resources. Navigate to the different data resources using the links below.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) Data
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data
- NJDEP Solar Siting Analysis
- New Jersey Community Solar PV Siting Tool
- NJDEP Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Locator
- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Mapping
- NJDEP DataMiner
- NJDEP GeoWeb
- NJDEP Open Data Platform
- Healthy Community Planning NJ (joint project with NJDOH)
New Jersey Department of Health Data
New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN)
To view more reports, guidebooks, and municipal plans, visit our Publications page.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program Data
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) is a statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs, and services for New Jersey residents, business owners, and local governments to help them save energy, money, and the environment. Sustainable Jersey has included two key data resources from NJCEP: Direct Install Participants and Solar Activity Reports.
Direct Install Participants
Created specifically for existing small to medium-sized facilities, Direct Install pays up to 70% of the project cost for replacing lighting, HVAC, and other outdated operational equipment with energy efficiency alternatives. Direct Install pays up to 80% of retrofit costs for facilities within an Urban Enterprise Zone or Opportunity Zone, facilities owned or operated by a local government, K-12 public school, or facilities designated as affordable housing.
The list of all completed Direct Install projects is provided on the NJCEP website and can be sorted by municipality name. Green teams can look through the list to identify completed Direct Install projects in their municipality. This data can be useful for completing Sustainable Jersey’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Outreach action.
For the most up-to-date list of projects, click the ‘Program Participants’ link at the bottom of the NJCEP Direct Install page here. To sort the list, find the municipality name in column E. The date for each project is provided in column J.
Solar Activity Reports
NJCEP solar activity reports provide detailed information about all solar projects installed and currently under development in New Jersey.
The list of solar projects is provided on the NJCEP website and can be sorted by municipality name. Green teams can look through the list to identify solar projects in their municipality.
For the most up-to-date list of projects, click the ‘Installation Data’ link in the list of reports on the NJCEP Solar Activity Reports page here. To sort the list, find the municipality name in column G. The date each project was interconnected is provided in column J.
The first sheet includes installations under the Transition Incentive (TREC) Program. The second sheet has installations completed under the Solar Registration (SREC) Program.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Data
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) manages a significant amount of environmental and sustainability-related data and tools on its website, including an open data platform and interactive maps. NJDEP also manages NJ DataMiner, where users can find various environmental reports. The following are some of the key NJDEP tools and data resources.
NJDEP Solar Siting Analysis
The purpose of the analysis is to provide local communities and potential solar developers with state-level guidance on siting solar PV projects based on land use/land cover.
New Jersey Community Solar PV Siting Tool
To support the BPU’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, NJDEP’s Bureau of Climate Change and Clean Energy developed a Community Solar PV Siting Tool to help solar developers, municipalities, and interested stakeholders find locations to site community solar arrays.
NJDEP Community Solar PV Siting Tool Guidance Document.
NJDEP Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Locator
This tool shows all the Public EV charging stations in the state. The data contained within this tool comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) and is automatically updated from the source daily. The dataset may not be 100% inclusive of all public charging stations across the state.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Mapping
Under the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, NJDEP is creating mapping to inform the strategic placement of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. New Jersey Public Law 2019, chapter 362, “EV Law” (signed January 17, 2020), prescribes more specific EV charging infrastructure requirements concerning the number, power, and distribution of charging stations.
This initial phase of the NJDEP’s effort focuses on DC fast charging (DCFC) on major travel corridors in New Jersey. For more information, visit: https://www.drivegreen.nj.gov/dg-partnership-to-plugin.html
DataMiner is an online tool where users can find various environmental reports. Users can search by site or by category. Categories include Air Quality Permitting and Reporting, Ambient Water Quality, and Site Remediation. DataMiner can be useful for implementing Sustainable Jersey’s Brownfields Inventory and Prioritization action.
This application provides users access to NJDEP GIS data layers in a web browser. Categories include environmental monitoring, sites and facilities, energy, land, utilities, landscape, transportation, water, and geology. One significant enhancement is the ability to upload Shapefiles from a local drive and data from other sources for viewing within the application. Users can view, query, and analyze the Department’s GIS data with related environmental information.
NJDEP Open Data Platform
Discover and explore data associated with environmental interests and concerns in New Jersey. This open data platform allows users to view and download all types of GIS data and mapping applications. Categories include the environment, geology, government, hydrography, land structures, and utilities. Featured applications include the Trail Tracker, EV Charging Stations Locator, Community Solar Siting tool, and Public Access Locations Along NJ’s Tidal Waters.
Healthy Community Plans
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Department of Health are providing NJ communities with critical municipal health and environmental data to help them plan and promote a safe and healthy environment. Each Plan contains a full report and summary table that provides health and environmental data for your municipality with county and state comparisons to help identify priorities for improvement.
New Jersey Geographic Information Network
New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN) was created by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology’s Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS) to facilitate the sharing of geospatial content in the NJ GIS community. The network consists of a loose federation of data stewards across the state that openly share their valuable spatial data. Stewards include OGIS, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA), and New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and others. NJGIN has all types of GIS data available about New Jersey on their website and on their Open Data Platform ranging from remotely sensed elevation data and imagery to environmental, social, political, and transportation-related data.
NJ MAP is an interactive atlas for ecological resources, environmental education, and sustainable communities. The Geospatial Research Lab at Rowan University’s Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability created this free online map viewer to connect NJ citizens, municipalities, and advocacy groups with real-time geospatial tools to support their planning and conservation efforts. Part of NJ Map is the New Jersey Conservation Blueprint, which can help municipalities and other groups prioritize land conservation.