Dow Jones & Company is installing solar panels at its corporate office in South Brunswick, N.J. The installation is part of a project to construct a solar-power system that at 4.1 megawatts will be one of the largest installations for solar power at a single commercial site in the U.S.
The system, which was announced in April, is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011.
A publisher of news and business information around the globe, Dow Jones maintains a 200-acre campus on U.S. Route 1 in South Brunswick, N.J. Nearly 2,000 staff work at the facility, Dow Jones's largest.
The design calls for more than 13,000 solar panels covering nearly 230,000 square feet of parking space on Dow Jones's Bernard Kilgore campus there. The system is expected to produce the equivalent of 5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, energy to power the servers and computers that support the global operations of Dow Jones.