Solar Power Rising at Dow Jones Facility in New Jersey

Dow Jones & Company is installing solar photovoltaic panels at its corporate office in South Brunswick, N.J. The installation is part of a project to construct a solar power system that at 4.1 megawatts will be one of the largest installations for solar energy at a single commercial site in the U.S.

The system, which was announced in April, is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011. A publisher of news and business information around the globe, Dow Jones maintains a 200-acre campus on U.S. Route 1 in South Brunswick, N.J. Nearly 2,000 staff work at the facility, Dow Jones’s largest.

The design calls for more than 13,000 solar photovoltaic panels covering nearly 230,000 square feet of parking space on Dow Jones’s Bernard Kilgore campus there. The system is expected to produce the equivalent of 5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, energy to power the servers and computers that support the global operations of Dow Jones.

Dow Jones & Company is a News Corporation company (Nasdaq:NWS) (Nasdaq:WSA) (ASX:NWS) (ASX:NWSLV) and a leading provider of global news and business information. Its principal products include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Barron’s and MarketWatch. Through its Local Media Group, Dow Jones operates community-based newspapers and Web sites. Dow Jones also provides news content to television and radio stations.