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Bernadette Moke, a junior at NJIT, sits on the roof in the sun, reading a book and drinking in the sunlight. She is not alone in soaking up as much sun as she can on this roof-top terrace. Just beside her, in the center of the roof, lay 160 solar panels, some of which automatically follow the path of the sun. The panels provide power for the Campus Center, and save the university nearly $30,000 a year in electric bills. >>
NJIT, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability will host a mixer and panel discussion today to promote the use of solar energy in the state beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the roof-top terrace of the NJIT Campus Center. At 2 p.m., Henry A. Mauermeyer, senior vice president for administration and treasurer at NJIT, will make opening remarks, after which there will be a panel discussion and reception >>
NJIT is saving money and energy while also protecting the environment. The university has installed a 50-kilowatt solar-powered system on the roof of its new Campus Center.  An array of 160 solar panels carpets the roof, converting sunlight into electrical currents. “NJIT's solar-unit is the most advanced in the state,” said Leon Baptiste (NCE '91), the engineer who installed the system. “It should be a model for other universities, and businesses, across the state." >>