Paneled canopies to be installed on six Teaneck school district buildings
The Board of Education has approved installing ground-mounted solar panel canopies at six district building, according to a report on northjersey.com. A BOE architect estimated the district would save $1 million over 15 years, the report said. Elsewhere in North Jersey, William Paterson University has installed similar panels in the form of carports, the Associated Press reported. Hudson Energy will operate Teaneck's panels for 15 years. The company works with other districts, including Holmdel schools. Read more about the project on northjersey.com. A district presentation and photos of the panels are attached to this report. Additional presentations are posted on the school district website.
Assemblyman Robert Schroeder sponsors bill requiring emblem on buildings where solar panels are attached to the roof to protect firefighters from electrocution.
With an increasing number of buildings investing in alternative energy, emergency responders are often unable to immediately identify structures that have installed solar panels on their roofs — putting them at risk of electrocution in the event of a fire. In an effort to protect firefighters against the danger of electrocution posed by solar panels, Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R-Woodcliff Lake), a volunteer firefighter in the Township of Washington since 1980 who has twice served as fire chief, has sponsored a bill that would require buildings to clearly label with an exterior emblem whether they have solar panels. The bipartisan bill was approved by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, on which Schroeder …