MURRAY HILL, NJ-Alcatel-Lucent today “flipped the switch” at its newest solar farm, located at 600 Mountain Avenue, at the Bell Labs campus here. The six-acre farm is particularly appropriate for the 3,728-panel, 1.2-megawatt array. In 1954, Bell Labs invented the first useful photovoltaic device at the 200-acre campus.

ConEdison Development is the developer owner and operator of the array, with San Jose, CA-based SunPower Corp. serving as the designer and builder. Expected to be present at the ceremony were Alice White, Bell Labs chief scientist; J. Brooke Hern, mayor of New Providence, NJ; Robert Mennella, COO of ConEdison Development; and John Conley, project development director, SunPower Corp.

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