TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 2010 |
Johnson & Johnson Medical's New 4MW Solar Farm
After having commissioned one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in Australia,
Johnson & Johnson Medical has unveiled the largest solar panel array in U.S.
state of New Jersey.
The 4.1 megawatt (MW) solar farm at the company's Titusville site consists of
nearly 14,500 ground-mounted solar panels and utilises a solar tracking system.
The array will deliver enough clean electricity to provide an estimated 70
percent of the site's annual electricity needs, or around the equivalent of
enough to power 600 homes annually.
The Titusville campus is one of several of the company's sites certified as
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), a green certification
system aimed at improving performance across multiple areas including energy
efficiency, water efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, improved
indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources and minimising
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership states
Johnson & Johnson Medical is the USA's sixth-largest purchaser of renewable
energy and has won six Green Power Leadership Awards from the EPA and Department
of Energy since 2002.
Part of Johnson & Johnson’s sustainability program, Project Leaf, the
company has solar power systems planned or completed at 20 sites
worldwide, adding up to an installed capacity of about 13 megawatts.
Johnson & Johnson Medical's Australian 200kW project was installed by Energy
. Installed at the company's North Ryde facility in Sydney’s north west,
it is the largest privately funded solar power plant and the 7th largest solar panel installation in the country.
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