05 Apr '12, 10pm

Largest US Rooftop Solar System is in New Jersey

Imagine 27,526 solar panels sitting on one roof - that's what's on the largest solar rooftop system in the US, which came online last fall in New Jersey. The Riverside Renewable Energy solar PV system supplies 80% of the electricity consumed by the largest refrigerated warehouse on the East Coast. The warehouse operates around the clock and consumes lots of electricity servicing food importers. At an impressive 9 megawatts (MW), the system covers 1.1 million square foot of rooftop at the Gloucester Marine Terminal, generating enough energy to power 1500 homes. It cost $42 million and used SunPower's panels. 200 solar jobs were created to build the project. Federal and state incentives supported the project - the project received an $11 million federal investment tax rebate under the now expired Section 1603 program, and credits from New Jersey's Solar Renewable Energy Cred...

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