Livingston Solar Energy Project Ground Breaking
From left to right: BPU Commissioners Nicholas Asselta and Joseph L. Fiordaliso,
Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick; Bruce Fehn, Senior Vice President for
Finance and administration’ Joseph Witkoswki, Director of Utilities Operations; Antonio
Calcado, Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning.
On September 23, 2008, University Facilities hosted the Livingston Solar Energy Project Ground
With the construction of this facility, Rutgers demonstrates its commitment to alternative energy
generation using renewable energy technology. This is a visible testament of the university’s
commitment to environmentally friendly practices as it strives to be a leader in sustainability.
Situated on the Livingston Campus, the solar “farm” encompasses almost seven acres of property.
Generating 1.5 Megawatts of electricity, it will provide approximately 10% of the power needs of the
Livingston Campus, the equivalent of 165 homes, measuring 1,800 square feet. This is equivalent
to reducing 1,216 tons of carbon dioxide per year, saving 2,955 barrels of oil, 660 tons of coal or
removing 155 vehicles from the road.
The project is being funded by the university and through a grant of 4.9 million dollars provided by
the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Completion is expected in the Spring of 2009.
Solar Energy Project Site, Livingston Campus
Joyce Kilmer Ave.