The first of over 1600 solar panels was installed this week in Morris County, New Jersey. According to “The Star Ledger”, schools and agencies that signed up for Morris County’s solar renewable energy project will average 35 percent savings on energy bills next year.
Morris County New Jersey’s solar panel project will save about 35 percent on energy bills for those who are a part of this renewable energy initiative.
“It will cost them 10.6 cents per kilowatt hour for solar produced power versus a current average of more than 15 cents for traditional energy sources, said Stephen Pearlman, attorney for the Morris County Improvement Authority.
According to an article in the “Star Ledger”, Tioga Energy, Inc and SunDurance Energy won a $22.3 million contract in December to lead the solar initiative. Solar panels will be installed on 14 public schools and county government buildings. County Administrator John Bonanni said he expects the county to initiate a second round of solar connections and hopes to entice more schools and towns to participate.