BARNEGAT, NJ: New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District Independent Candidate Martin Weber is calling for a new national reusable energy mandate that would require all new residential and commercial construction to have solar panels installed. 

“It’s a win-win for everybody”, says Weber. “There are so many people saving money on their monthly electric bill and even more people who want to save money on their bill”. 

Weber, who is currently a member of the Barnegat Township Zoning Board, feels that such a plan will help many people ranging in all age groups, but points out why there is a need for a nationally-mandated program. “We have senior citizens living in senior-only communities where they are not allowed to install panels on their home,” says Weber. “I would think senior citizens would be an obvious group that could benefit from having $3 a month electric bills.” The candidate does realize that this isn’t the case in all senior communities, but would like to see homeowners' associations (HOAs) be more cooperative with people who want to participate. Weber also points out that a new solar mandate would make sense as there would be no more leasing solar panels, you would own them and pay them off as it would be factored in the sale of the home.

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 “Younger families would save money right away with this plan,” says Weber. “Having these panels would also increase the value of the home which is great for homeowners.” Mr. Weber also points out that ownership of the panels would be transferable when the home is sold. 

Weber, 56, is the owner of YoBuck Landscaping Company in Barnegat. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and former Captain of the Barnegat Volunteer First Aid Squad.  

PAID FOR BY THE CAMPAIGN TO ELECT INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE MARTIN WEBER FOR NJ'S THIRD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT