At Westfield High School, the amount of clean energy generated by solar panels installed on the roof equals the amount of CO2 emissions avoided by a family sedan driven 422,326 miles. The solar panels installed at Edison Intermediate School have generated enough energy to date to provide electricity to 40 homes for one year. And the total amount of CO2 emissions avoided by solar panel usage at Tamaques School is the equivalent of 90 barrels of oil consumed.
These are just a few of the recent statistics resulting from the installation of solar panels which began in the summer of 2017 at Westfield High School, Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools, and Tamaques and Wilson Elementary Schools.
“The clean energy generated by the more than 4,800 solar panels located on five solar-capable buildings saves the district approximately $100,000 per year in electricity costs, says Business Administrator Dana Sullivan.
For a continually updated overview by school of the positive impact this renewable energy has on the environment, visit the district website at www.westfieldnjk12.org, choose the “Departments” tab, click on “Business Office” and then the “Facilities” page.