Dow Jones partners to build solar power system

Dow Jones & Company and SunPower Corp. announced that SunPower has been selected to install a high-efficiency solar power system totaling 4.1 megawatts at Dow Jones’ corporate offices in central New Jersey.

The system will include 3.6 megawatts of elevated solar panels above parking areas and a 522 kilowatt rooftop installation. When completed early next year, the system will be one of the nation’s largest solar power installations operating at a corporate site and is expected to generate the equivalent of 15 percent of current electricity needs for Dow Jones’ South Brunswick campus.

At the site, SunPower is installing SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile, the solar industry’s first non-penetrating rooftop product that combines a high-efficiency SunPower solar panel, frame and mounting system into a single pre-engineered unit. Tilted at a five-degree angle, the T5 Roof Tile system approximately doubles the energy generated per square meter compared with other systems that are mounted flat onto commercial rooftops.