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Schering-Plough Flips the Switch on 1.7 MW Rooftop Solar Panel System, One of the Largest in N.J., North America
Date:4/29/2009

fth graders from Washington School in Summit participated in a hands-on lesson held in a newly designed eco-focused "green room." Students learned about the science behind energy production and various ways to conserve resources.

The solar energy system is the latest high-profile component in Schering-Plough's award-winning global energy management program, which builds from a foundation of energy conservation. The company was recently named a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Schering-Plough Energy Director Tom Pagliuco, "Managing energy well is critical to our operations. We are making our consumption of energy 'greener' by using renewable sources like solar and by reusing byproduct heat created in generating electricity on our sites. However, reducing overall energy consumption is our main goal. We believe the greenest kilowatt is the one not used."

The rooftop solar system is owned and will be operated by PPL Renewable Energy, which will sell the power to Schering-Plough. It is anticipated that the system will provide up to 12 percent of the site's peak energy needs and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1.3 million pounds each year, the equivalent to planting 123 acres of pine forest.

In addition to generating power, the project creates a Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC), a tradable certificate representing all the clean energy benefits of the electricity generated from a solar electric system. PPL EnergyPlus, PPL's trading and marketing subsidiary, purchases the SREC generated by this project as part of a coordinated effort to increase development of renewable energy projects.

Schering-Plough is an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. Through its own biopharmaceutical research and collabora
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