Stone Harbor, NJ – In an effort to expand its sustainability initiatives and green its footprint, the Wetlands Institute has contracted to install an additional solar array on the Institute’s roof.  The new installation will include an additional 49 panels, and is projected to generate almost 12 kilowatts of power. The project is slated to be complete in the late spring.

The Institute currently has 24 panels installed through a partnership with the Cape May County Vocational Technical High School.  This additional installation, combined with the first solar array, is projected to supply almost 15% of the electricity the Institute utilizes annually.

The project is in memory of deceased Board Member, Samuel Roberts, and is generously funded by his family and supporters to the Sam Roberts Memorial Fund.

The Institute plans to add renewable energy educational programming to its offerings and construct interactive solar energy displays.

The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational and research facility focused on salt marsh and coastal ecosystem preservation.  The Institute’s mission is to promote appreciation, understanding and stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through programs in research, education and conservation.  From its inception, the Wetlands Institute has pioneered a number of research, education and conservation programs about wetlands and coastal ecosystems, and worked with numerous regional, national and international organizations to foster stewardship of these resources worldwide.