Friday, September 25, 2009

Sci-Fri: Mars Solar Garden to span 18 acres

Mars, the global snack food and candy company, recently broke ground on the Mars Solar Garden at its U.S. corporate headquarters in Hackettstown, New Jersey. According to an August 2009 company press release, “The solar garden will be home to over 28,000 solar panels and the largest solar garden in the State of New Jersey to be installed by a food manufacturing plant. The solar garden will provide two megawatts of solar electric power during peak hours, which is equivalent to approximately 20 percent of the plant’s peak consumption. In addition, the solar garden will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,000 metric tons, equivalent to removing 190 vehicles from the road each year.” The Mars Solar Garden is being constructed by PSEG Solar Source LLC.

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