Solar System At Merck HQ Begins Operation


Merck & Co., headquartered in Whitehouse Station, N.J., says that its solar system, one of the largest ground-mounted tracking solar systems in a corporate setting, is now providing energy. Nearly 7,000 moving solar panels are now tracking the sun to generate 2.5 million kWh of energy per year.

The system at Merck is owned and operated by Dome-Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Carrier Corp. (a unit of United Technologies Corp.), which will supply solar power to Merck under a 20-year purchase agreement.

The project was made possible through financial initiatives offered under the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, tax credits issued by the U.S. Federal Solar and Renewables Tax Credit Program and support from the Readington Township Planning Board.

SOURCE: Merck & Co.

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