Solar roof panels to be installed on three city buildings, Bayonne officials say
Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 3:30 PM
Bayonne continues its push toward green sustainable energy with an announcement today that solar roof panels will be installed on some city facilities.
City Hall, the Bayonne public library, and the public works central garage will have their roofs furnished with the panels sometime during August and September, according to the announcement.
“We are excited about participating in this innovative initiative that will extend the benefits of solar energy to three of Bayonne’s most important municipal properties at no cost to our community. The taxpayers will benefit from efficient and clean energy technology,” said Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith.
The solar panel project is part of the Hudson County Renewable Energy Project, the solar energy program of the Hudson County Improvement Authority.
Once installation begins it is projected to last four-to-six weeks, according to the announcement, construction may effect streets and sidewalks around the buildings where installation is to take place.
This latest green initiative comes months after the city completed construction on a wind-turbine this past January. The turbine is expected to save $7 million dollars in energy costs over the next twenty years.