Pharmaceutical Company Adds Solar Energy

New Jersey’s largest solar energy rooftop system has been dedicated at Janssen Pharmaceutical. Each day, this 500 kW PowerLight designed system will generate enough energy to power more than 600 homes thereby reducing the energy drawn from the state’s power grid by six percent each month.

Titusville, New Jersey – April 16, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] “Janssen and Johnson & Johnson’s decision to house New Jersey’s largest solar electric rooftop system sends a strong and clear message to the state, business community, environmentalists and consumers about their commitment to promoting Renewable Energy,” said Jeanne M. Fox, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. “Renewable Energy technologies, like solar and wind power, are vital components of the future of energy in New Jersey which is why they are a priority for the Governor and the BPU.” “We have a responsibility to the communities in which we live and work,” said Diane Parks, Janssen’s vice president of administration and community affairs. “Our solar electric system is one way to ensure that we do our share to protect the environment.” Janssen’s on-site solar electric system, comprising 2,856 solar electric tiles, covers 40,000 square feet of the Titusville facility’s roof. If laid end-to-end, the tiles would stretch 2.5 miles. The system operates within Janssen’s existing electrical network. Over the 25-year operating life of the system, solar generated electricity will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by an estimated 4,940 tons – the equivalent of removing almost 1,000 cars from New Jersey’s roadways.

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