Neutrogena Completes Solar System and Announces Dedication Date

July 10, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Neutrogena Corp. (Los Angeles, CA) announced that its new 200kW solar-powered facility, the largest corporated-owned system in LA, will be dedicated on July 12, 2001, at 10 in the morning.

Attending the dedication will be Governor Gray Davis' senior policy advisor for energy reliability, Dr. Woodrow Clark; as well as Ruth Galanter, the city council member; Michael McNamara, president of Neutrogena; Harry Kauffman, worldwide energy director of Johnson and Johnson Inc.; and Angelina Galiteva, the executive director of strategic planning for the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

The installation covers 24,000sqft of roof area. It consists of two 100kW installations in two separate buildings of Neutrogena's corporate headquarters facility. The cost of the project was $1.4 million. Construction began in May 2001.

Neutrogena benefited from an incentive of $1.0 million from LADWP's Solar Buy-Down Program. The modules in the system were provided by Siemens Solar (Camarillo, CA). PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) designed and installed the system.