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April 25, 2012 Hosted a Solar Tour for West Orange Boy Scout Crew

October 2, 2010 Hosted Annual Solar Tour for the American Solar Energy Society

January 12, 2010 - Presented a two hour workshop on Solar Energy & Sustainability at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, NJ

October 3, 2009 - Hosted Open House & Solar Tour for the American Solar Energy Society

June 16, 2008 - Solar Funeral Home Featured in Wall Street Journal

May 30, 2008 - Solar Funeral Home Featured on CNN News

September 28, 2007 - Received - New Jersey Clean Energy Small Business Leader of the Year Award

October 29, 2007 - Solar Funeral Home Featured on NJN News

October 14, 2007 - Received the Conservation Award from the Friends of Glen Gray/ County of Bergen

June 4, 2006 - Solar Funeral Home Featured in NY Times

February 2, 2006 - Solar Funeral Home Featured in Verona Cedar Grove Times


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Funeral Director Robert Prout with his hybrid car
in front of the family's solar powered funeral home.

"Our use of renewable resources is just one part of the deep commitment that our family has provided to the community since 1924. The solar electric system helps us lessen our dependence on foreign sources of energy and reduce our energy costs and overhead, allowing us to continue to offer the highest quality of service while maintaining lower service costs.

Please feel free to stop by to see how we're putting the sun to work for you."

Prout Funeral Home has long been involved with Verona’s municipal Shade Tree Commission, is represented on its Beautification Commission, and is very interested in conservation and helping to preserve the environment.

As an established part of the town's business community, Prout Funeral Home leads the way towards energy independance and environmental care with the first solar installation in Verona.

Hoping to spread the word to other businesses, citizens, and the youth of the community, part of Prout’s project was also the installation of an educational display in a public area of the Home.

Many who visit Prout Funeral Home are intrigued by the solar electric system and often ask questions about how it operates. Also developed was a 45-minute tour, including a 5-minute video from the National Renewable Energy Lab.

School children from the neighborhood, including science classes from Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona, have taken the tour and have been impressed with how you can harness the power of the sun to light up and heat your business or home. [read the full article]

PHASE I :: Solar Roof

Project Size
• 17.4 kW Solar PV System

Annual Emissions Savings
• 22,682 lbs. of CO2
• 120 lbs. of SO2
• 58 lbs. of NOx

Annual Energy Benefits
• 20,000-24,000 kWh

PHASE II :: Solar Fence

Solar Fence
• 8.28 kW Solar PV System

Annual Emissions Savings
• 13,404 lbs. of CO2
• 71 lbs. of SO2
• 34 lbs. of NOx

The active inverters are on display in an educational setting to give visitors an up-close view of solar energy being converted to electricity.


If people see that a business or house can successfully run on solar, it will give renewable energy a mainstream feel.”

Robert Prout
Prout Funeral Home

Solar Systems Installed by:
Absolutely Energized Solar

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