Friday, November 13, 2009

Sci-Fri: Mars Solar Garden blossoms

Earlier this week, Mars, the global snack food and candy company, flipped the switch on the Mars Solar Garden at its U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing complex in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The 18-acre field of solar panels is capable of generating 2.2 megawatts per hour of clean energy. That's about 20% of the plant's power needs, or enough power for roughly 1,800 homes. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, who once headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attended the ceremony, saying the Mars Solar Garden proves corporate profits and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.

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