Morristown Unveiled its First Publicly Owned Solar Electric Generating System (June 03, 2009) — The Morristown, N.J., Wastewater Treatment Facility has developed the town’s first publicly owned solar electric generating system.

solar-pannelThe 578-kilowatt solar installation will provide approximately 40% of the electricity necessary to run the plant from the clean, renewable power of sunlight, saving the town a minimum of $90,000 a year.

In addition, this project will qualify for more than 600 Solar Renewable Energy Certificates per year to help offset the cost of the system.

The entire system will produce more than 635,800 kilowatt hours per year — enough to power about 73 typical New Jersey households. By offsetting an estimated 359 metric tons of CO2 emissions, the system’s carbon impact is equivalent to removing 81 cars from the road.

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