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New Rutgers Solar Canopies Are Producing Electricity in New Brunswick


Solar Array on Livingston Campus.
Solar Array on Livingston Campus.

New solar canopies at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus in New Brunswick are now generating electricity while providing shaded parking. This initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions and reliance on non-renewable energy sources, contributing to environmental efforts locally. Now, the panels are even producing more energy than the University can use sometimes. RCEI Affiliate Angela Oberg stated that, rather than allow the extra energy generated to go to waste, Rutgers is “looking at installing batteries to store it… to use later when the sun is down and we’re underproducing.”

Published March 24, 2024 by New Brunswick Today. Full article here