Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Jersey Get's Green:
Builds Nation's Largest Rooftop Solar System

--trends + business + politics--

The city known for its gambling, Pageants, and Tony Soprano will now add a whole new claim to fame by adding the largest solar rooftop system in the nation.

The location is the Atlantic City Convention Center. The center will feature 13,400 modules on the roof manufactured by the Chinese company, Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL). The project, which provides approximately 2.4 MW at peak capacity, or, the equivalent energy needs of 280 American homes.

The installation in Atlantic City was a product of a bevvy of New Jersey state renewable energy incentives including a property tax exemption,renewable energy certificates (RECs), sales tax exemption, and a New Jersey renewables portfolio standard (RPS) that mandates a minimum of 2% solar by 2020.

The panels will produce roughly one quarter of the building’s energy and will provide the convention center with energy savings of approximately $4.4 million over 20 years.

Now that is something we can all say "bada bing" about!

(via Clean Technica)

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