January 8, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ – In May 2013, solar Panels were installed on the rooftops of Livingston Town Hall, the Livingston Public Library and the Livingston Senior and Community Center, making it possible for the town to harness its own free energy. Although the panels have been generating electricity since the project’s completion, recently three websites have been posted online showcasing each separate location’s solar panel production.
In May, the Livingston Township Engineering Department issued a press release stating the benefits of the solar panels to the town, including lower energy bills and a healthier environment because of lower pollution rates.
Richard Calbi, Livingston Township Engineer, explained to thealternativepress.com that these websites now give the people of Livingston access to much of that information. “Each website gives a live look-in on how much energy each location’s solar panels are currently generating,” said Calbi.
In addition, on each website, there are up-to-the minute gauges showcasing how much energy the solar panels have saved the town in relation to light-bulb usage, gasoline usage, and CO2 saved.
As of Tuesday, Jan. 7, the library’s solar panel website stated that the solar panels at that location have saved the town 1,239 gallons of gasoline.
On the final tab on the website, there is information on the technical process of converting solar rays into useable energy.