Neutrogena to Install Largest Solar Power Installation in Los Angeles

April 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP, Los Angeles, CA) and Neutrogena Corp. (Los Angeles, CA) jointly announced that Neutrogena will be the first major company to install a solar system in Los Angeles. The planned installation, a 200kW system, will be the largest in the city, covering 24,000 square-feet of roof area. It will consist of two 100kW installations in two separate buildings of Neutrogena's corporate headquarters facility. The cost of the project is $1.4 million, and it is scheduled to begin in May and be completed in July, 2001.

Neutrogena will be participating in the LADWP's Solar Buy Down Program, and will benefit from an incentive of $1 million. The modules in the system will be provided by Siemens Solar (Camarillo, CA). PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) is designing and installing the system.

“Neutrogena takes great pride in its commitment to new ideas and innovation with our products in the marketplace," commented Michael McNamara, president of Neutrogena. “With equal pride, we are pleased to partner with LADWP in this leadership role in our community, to help resolve the energy crisis plaguing California."