- Category: Living Green
01 May 2009
- Published on Friday, 01 May 2009 07:30
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Global health care company, Schering-Plough Corporation, has completed a 1.7-megawatt solar energy system in Summit, New Jersey. The system is located on seven buildings at the Schering-Plough site and is considered one of the largest photovoltaic rooftop installations in New Jersey and North America.
The rooftop solar system is owned and will be operated by PPL Renewable Energy, which will sell the power to Schering-Plough. It is anticipated that the system will provide up to 12% of the site’s peak energy needs and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1.3 million pounds a year.
The solar energy system is the latest high-profile component in Schering-Plough's award-winning global energy management program, which builds from a foundation of energy conservation. The company was recently named a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The project will also earn a Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC), a tradable certificate representing all the clean energy benefits of the electricity generated from the system. PPL EnergyPlus, PPL’s trading and marketing subsidiary, will purchase the SREC as part of an effort to increase development of renewable energy projects.
- Katrice R. Jalbuena