Mercury Solar Systems, a solar integrator, has installed solar systems totaling 1.2MW on two public schools in Newark, New Jersey in partnership with PSE&G, a gas and electric delivery utility, under PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program.

The project includes the installation of a 646kW rooftop system consisting of 2,310 panels at Barringer High School and rooftop and carport systems totaling 519kW at Park Elementary School, comprising 1,704 solar panels.

The project, which also forms part of a five-school solar pilot program initiated by the Newark Public Schools Facilities Management Office, is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 200 average size homes.

Mercury Solar Systems CEO Frank said that the company is committed to helping New Jersey accelerate the adoption of solar energy and that they were honored to be selected for the groundbreaking project.

PSE&G vice president of renewables and energy solutions Al Matos said that Mercury Solar Systems’ work on the Newark Public Schools solar project helped to bring PSE&G one step closer to realizing the ultimate target of installing 80MW of solar capacity under its Solar 4 All program.