North America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant Already Complete

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by

North America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant Already Complete

For its completion, the new rooftop solar power plant project known as Riverside Renewable Energy, LLC was presented an award letter announcing an $11 million federal tax credit rebate by Rep. Robert Andrews. The solar power plant is the largest of its kind in North America consisting of 27,526 photovoltaic rooftop solar panels covering 1.1 million square foot of rooftop at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in New Jersey. It has the capacity to produce 9.0 MW of electricity – enough to power more than 1,500 homes.

Solar Power Plant Completed on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is located off the southern coast of Britain. It has few conventional power plants and also receives its electricity from the main land. Thus, the completion of one of it’s largest solar power plants near Newport is good news.  The new solar power plant will make a valuable contribution in supplying the electricity grid on the island. The ground mount installation with an output of 1.6 MWp consists of 80 strings with 88 solar modules each. Each string is equipped with a SunMaster CS20 inverter from Mastervolt. This makes the plant one of the largest systems with string inverters in Britain.

Cooper Lighting’s LED Solutions at Grand Traverse County Civic Center Walking Track

The Grand Traverse County Civic Center is a multi-use facility encompassing roughly 45 acres in Traverse City, Michigan and it has a problem about the lighting of their mile long oval track. To help increase overall illumination, they turned to solutions from Cooper Lighting.

The main goal is improving overall energy usage while maintaining proper illumination, reducing glare and limiting light pollution. After reviewing photometrics, analyzing paybacks and evaluating several products,  Lumark RV Ridgeview™ LED Area Luminaires from Cooper Lighting were used as replacement. With this new lighting, the oval track is expected to be well-illuminated and  an energy savings between 30-70 percent.

Eureka Resources Supports New Pennsylvania DEP Standards 

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under General Permit WGMR123 encourages the reuse of liquid waste after it has been treated or processed by establishing water quality criteria that allow processed water to be managed, stored and transported as fresh water.

Eureka Resources, LLC, fully supports this new standard. They believe that this will help reduce environmental hazards and lower transportation and infrastructure costs associated with storage of partially treated wastewater from their oil and gas sites in the Marcellus Shale.

Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies

The first hydrogen-powered fuel cell  ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first flight during a two-and-a-half-hour flight test. The collaboration between Insitu Inc., Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and United Technologies (UTC) made this flight possible.

Using hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution costs a fraction of the cost of today’s gas and heavy fuel solutions in UAS. The solution also weighs less than traditional engines thus it will enable ScanEagle to carry more payload while reducing costs.


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