Dow Jones Gets 4-MW PV Boost

Dow Jones & Company plans to construct a large-scale solar-power installation to generate clean energy for its corporate offices in central New Jersey. At 4.1 megawatts (MW), the system is expected to be one of the largest installations for solar power at a single commercial site in the U.S.

At peak performance, the solar installation will be capable of supplying half the site’s energy needs. Over the course of the year, accounting for the hours when the sun isn’t bright or not shining at all, the system will supply nearly 15% of the campus’s energy needs. The system is expected to produce close to 5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which will power the servers and computers that support the global operations of Dow Jones.

The South Brunswick, New Jersey campus includes elements of nearly every Dow Jones operation from corporate to sales and marketing to news. Major departments at the location include technology, product development, human resources, finance, facilities and legal.

“Investing in solar power confirms our commitment to environmental responsibility. Dow Jones wants to be one of the companies making a difference,” said Les Hinton, CEO of Dow Jones. “Solar power is a renewable reminder that clean energy is possible and that responsible businesses can make it happen.”

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