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Langan Energy Solutions Completes Rooftop Solar Project for Parsippany Office Building

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Langan Energy Solutions (LES), based in Elmwood Park, N.J., recently completed a 50-kilowatt rooftop solar system for an office building owned by Entin Road Realty Associates in Parsippany, N.J.

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Toni C (508)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 12:07 am
Alice, I think this one's really great! People and businesses are going to have to take it upon themselves to change over to clean alternative energy, instead of waiting for the government to do something.

Alice C (1797)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 12:12 am
Very true Toni ~ That is what our family has done here at the farm. Other farms in the area are doing the same.

Judith K (93)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 4:11 am
A small step, but at least the right direction.

Alice C (1797)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 4:19 am
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”

Anthony R (7)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 4:32 am
Why isn't this common practice? I have solar panels on my roof.

Alice C (1797)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 4:40 am
I do to Tony ~ installed both solar hot water and electric in 2001

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 5:23 am
This article shows that change to solar power is already market driven. I do not know why the fossilfuel lobby isn't investing billions and trillions in renewable energy. Their window of opportunity is now, before too many small businesses and individuals make them irrelevant. At present they could have the advantage and control a lot of the solar and wind generated energy and thus hang on to the power and control to which they are addicted without destroying the world.

Carole S (338)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 5:25 am

Thanks for posting this, Alice. With all the recent frightening news about nuclear power, it's good to remind people that solar energy is actually being put to use and working out (and this complex is in New Jersey).


Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 7:19 am
Took the words out of my mouth Toni......Wow, look at how massive the roof is and we have that same deal on so many large buildings that could do the same. Thanks for posting Alice.

Alice C (1797)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 7:41 am
Yes, Dandelion...roof tops all over the world can be used...carports can be used for solar panels for heating water for domestic use and for photovoltaics. Many farmers here in New Jersey are putting panels on thier barn roof tops ! : )

H Nick H (1826)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 7:40 pm
More and more we need this, instead of our money going to big oil companies as welfare. Our nation needs to support solar and other souces of energy NOW.

Agnes N (703)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 11:31 pm
Thanks Alice

Arild G (174)
Friday June 24, 2011, 4:06 am
Thanks Alice.

Alice C (1797)
Friday June 24, 2011, 9:28 am
Solar Hot Water:

If you’ve grown cool on the idea of wasting energy and money on hot water, why not heat your water the natural way – with a solar thermal system from Solar Wind & Rain?

Solar thermal technology dates back to 1767, when a Swiss inventor, Horace de Saussure, captured the sun’s energy in a glass "hot box" that could heat to 228 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of hours. In 1891, Baltimore entrepreneur Clarence Kemp became the first man to patent a solar thermal system, and by 1897 a third of the homes in Pasadena, California had water heated by the sun. In 1909 William Bailey patented a solar water heating system that could heat a large storage tank of water within the home. By 1918, Bailey had sold over 4,000 of his Day and Night Solar Hot Water Heaters.

What happened to end this early boom? Cheap energy. The discovery of natural gas in California killed the solar thermal industry there in the 1920s, while declining electricity rates later ended it in Florida, where over half of all homes had used the technology before World War II.

Today, rising oil and electricity costs have brought solar thermal back with a vengeance across the U.S. When we install a solar thermal system in your home, FREE sunlight keeps your water heated to 15-200 degrees Fahrenheit, slashing water heating costs and reducing electric bills up to 30%.


Simone Duffin (1462)
Friday June 24, 2011, 10:20 am

Thank you Alice!

. (0)
Friday June 24, 2011, 10:45 am
Very interesting. Being it's 30 minutes from my house, I plan to drive over out of curiosity.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday June 24, 2011, 4:32 pm
Great !!!!

Ruth R (246)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 12:39 am
Noted. One more going solar. Good going!

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 12:52 am
Go solar. The more the merrier the planet will be :)

KS Goh (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 5:03 am
Thanks for the article.

Tiffany L (27)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 12:26 pm
thank you

. (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 4:00 pm
A great example for so many others.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 3:08 am
I want one.

Lucas Alberto A Salame (13)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 5:36 pm
Thats simply fantastic. sustainable energy is simply brilliant. great arcticle !

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday June 27, 2011, 4:16 am
thanks for the article

Deborah C (18)
Monday June 27, 2011, 6:00 am
Thanks for article.

Barb K (1688)
Monday June 27, 2011, 1:19 pm
Solar Power Rocks and so do you, Alice!! Bless you for posting this great article!!! xxx
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