Verizon announced on Monday that it will invest nearly $40 million to expand solar energy at its facilities. This year, Verizon will install 10.2 megawatts of new solar power systems at eight Verizon network sites in five states — California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This investment nearly doubles the amount of power generated by solar energy systems installed at six Verizon facilities last year. To date, Verizon has invested nearly $140 million in on-site green energy. Verizon is on target to produce over 25 megawatts of green energy when the solar projects are done, enough to power more than 8,500 homes each year.