Direct Install Campaign to Local Businesses

DirectInstallLogoDid you know that the State of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program has a program called Direct Install that allows business owners to tap into state funds allocated for improving the environment, while at the same time offering quick investment paybacks?  The program offers grants of up to 70% of the costs for energy saving building upgrades for small and medium size businesses.  The program usually pays for itself and becomes a net revenue generator in 1-3 years, with savings lasting for decades.   Learn how to take advantage of this program and improve your bottom line below.

Direct Install Will Help You Replace Your Lighting, HVAC, Refrigeration and More…


  • Includes a no cost energy assessment
  • Tenants or landlords may apply
  • Not a Rebate!
  • Licensed contractor handles everything from permits to installation to recycling
  • Fast Turnaround Time – Project installations are typically completed within 90 days from the time of scheduling

How To Participate

Contact Approved Direct Install Participating Contractor

Contact them to  initiate this process beginning with an energy assessment of your building(s).  Once the audit has been completed and you decide to move forward with the work, they will work with you to complete the program application and participation agreement.

If you’re unable to contact the authorized contractor or have questions, you may contact the NJ Clean Energy office at 866-NJSMART or send an e-mail to

Review Audit Results

After your energy audit, the contractor will review the results with you explaining including which measures qualify and what your share of the project will cost.

To Move Forward

You will need to sign a scope of work document to proceed with implementation of those improvements that qualify and arrange for payment of your portion of the project costs with your contractor.  Since they do not receive reimbursement from the Direct Install program until after you have signed the project completion form, the contractor may ask for your 30% up front to pay for materials and subcontractors.  Tri-State  may be able to help you line up low cost financing for your share of the project if needed.

Arrange for Installation

You and the participating contractor will set a convenient start date for the installation.

Confirm Installation

Once the installation has been completed, you accept the work by signing a project completion form.

Complete Transaction

You pay the participating contractor any remaining balance of your share of the project cost and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program pays the rest.  And then let the savings begin!

Ewing Business Sustainability Heroes

Ewing Businesses that have already taken advantage of the Direct Install Program

Applicant Company Name Building Address  Base Paid            Payment Authorized
Speedy Mart Food Store Inc. 1097 Parkway Ave  $3,466 12/08/2011
HK INC. dba HK Liquiors 1790 N. Olden Ave  $13,433 12/15/2011
Amee & Sweeta Inc. 1676 Pennington Rd  $5,670 01/03/2012
JBL Futures LLC 1750 N. Olden Ave  $ 7,121 03/09/2012
Speedy Mart Food Store Inc. 197 Scotch Rd  $4,902 03/09/2012
West Trenton Fine Wine & Liquors Inc 1511 Parkway Avea  $14,694 06/27/2012
Dawn Bottle & Spirits INC. 1020 Pennington Rd  $3,564 06/27/2012
Liberty Wine & Liquors, Inc. 966 Parkway Ave  $5,047 01/25/2013
The Arc Mercer Inc. 180 Ewingville Rd.  $98,233 10/31/2013
The Robbins Pharmacy 2108 Pennington Rd.  $48,814 12/06/2013
Trenton Aviation, LLC Scotch Road  $44,636 02/25/2014
Heath Lumber Company 1580 N. Olden Ave.  $49,621 06/05/2014
Omahi Inc. 2325 Spruce St.  $5,618 12/16/2014
Mercer, County of Bear Tavern Rd.  $15,553 12/29/2014
Mama Flores Inc 1750 N. Olden Ave.  $25,445 03/16/2015
State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation Bear Tavern Rd.  $12,099 04/29/2015
Mercer County Library Ewing 61 Scotch Rd.  $108,078 09/01/2015
Nicholas C. Maida CPA 855 Parkway Ave.  $4,961 11/23/2015
Paul’s Liquor Store 1676 Pennington Rd  $2,615 11/25/2015
Mon Cheri Inc. 1018 Whitehead Rd  $104,812 05/23/2017
Money Management Associates 1194 Parkway Ave  $7,085 06/01/2017
Mon Cheri Inc. 131 Walters Avenue  $6,267 08/15/2017
Mon Cheri Inc. 139 Walters Avenue  $13,098 08/15/2017
Arctic Motors Corp 62 Arctic Parkway  $2,252 08/28/2017
Arctic Motors Corp 64 Arctic Parkway  $1,942 08/28/2017
Mon Cheri Inc. 1016 Whitehead Road  $10,338 08/30/2017
Pennington Road Fire Company and First Aid Unit 1662 Pennington Road  $20,689 10/24/2017
Wash N Roll, LLC 1980 N Olden Ave  $27,511 01/31/2018
Surface Technology Inc. 1405 Lower Ferry Road  $49,388 02/28/2018
Rising Star Adult Day Care 1980 N Olden Ave  $17,284 04/23/2018
STEM Civics 1545 Pennington Road  $72,053 01/14/2019
Ross Restaurant Group LLC ta Burger King 1673 North Olden Ave  $27,099 03/21/2019
Mercer County Library System 61 Scotch Rd  $16,593 06/06/2019
Lang’s Ski N Sports Inc. 1757 N. Olden Ave.  $7,824 07/11/2019
Total Funds Dispersed  $857,802

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