Construction of the seven-acre solar farm on Livingston Campus is set to begin Fall 2008 and be in operation in Spring 2009. It will be the largest solar energy project in the State and will generate more than 1500 megawatt hours of electricity in the first year which is about 10% of the electrical demand on Livingston Campus. More than 7000 solar panels about four-feet high will reduce the university's carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1350 tons per year (saving more than 28 hundred barrels of oil or 640 tons of coal) and will offset the need to purchase power from PSE&G or draw on the capacity of the university's gas and oil-fired cogeneration plant.
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