Friday, February 12, 2010

Solar Power in New Jersey - Yes, New Jersey

In Not-So-Sunny New Jersey, a University Goes for Solar Power in a Big Way

This month a midsize state university will start building a 3.5-megawatt solar array, one of the largest solar-power projects among college campuses in the country. Here's the unexpected part: The university is not in Arizona, California, or Nevada—places that get ample (even oppressive) sunlight.

It's William Paterson University of New Jersey. Solar panels, which will provide 20 percent of the university's power needs, will shade parking lots all over the campus

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