Mercury Solar Systems, PSE&G and Newark Public Schools have installed solar systems with a total capacity of 1.2MW on two public schools in Newark, New Jersey.

The project, which consists of rooftop and carport systems, is part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program and a five-school solar pilot program initiated by the Newark Public Schools Facilities Management Office.

A 646kW rooftop system consisting of 2,310 panels was installed at Barringer High School and was the first to be completed in the Newark Public Schools project.

As part of Mercury Solar Systems’ work, rooftop and carport systems with a total capacity of 519kW were also installed at Park Elementary School.

In total, the 1.2MW of solar capacity at the two schools is enough to power about 200 average size homes.