• Renewable Energy

    Solar Panel Building

    To cultivate renewable energy, Monmouth employs solar paneling on many of its buildings, as seen above on Bey Hall. The solar power system produces fewer air pollutants, making it better for the environment and more economical for the University.

    Beyond conserving energy and minimizing our reliance on natural resources, Monmouth University has made great strides in cultivating renewable energy. In 2005, the University--with partial funding by a grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Clean Energy Program--installed the largest solar power system east of the Mississippi River on four buildings: Bey Hall, Boylan Gymnasium, the Rebecca Stafford Student Center, and the Facilities Management Building. Recent campus construction has allowed for the addition of 46,000 square feet of solar paneling on seven additional buildings (Edison Science Building, Howard Hall, the Multipurpose Activity Center, Elmwood Hall, Magill Commons, McAllan Hall, and the Plangere Center), doubling the previous amount and securing us as a leader in solar energy usage both regionally and nationally.

    The University's solar installations combined:

    • Produce approximately 500 megawatt-hours of electricity each year.
    • Save the University $2.7 million over 25 years.
    • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions more than 376 tons, the equivalent of planting 106 acres of trees.
    • Avoids the release of 1,407 pounds of nitrogen oxides and 2,188 pounds of sulfur oxides into the atmosphere.

    Solar Panel Map

    The majority of academic buildings on campus are fitted for solar paneling, ensuring better efficiency and effectiveness as Monmouth continues its green initiative.