AC Convention Center Plans Largest Rooftop Solar Project

by | Jun 19, 2008

accbig.jpgThe Atlantic City Convention Center is planning the installation of 13,321 solar panels on 290,000 square feet, or about two-third of its rooftop, The AP reports (via Forbes).

Over the 20-year contract with Pepco Energy Services of Arlington, Va., the center says the largest single-building solar energy project in the U.S. will generate 2.36 MW of energy, provide more than a quarter of its daily electrical needs, save the center an estimated $4.4 million in energy costs and reduce its GHG emissions.

Pepco says it will pay an undisclosed amount of money to install the panels and the convention center will buy the electricity from Pepco.

The largest rooftop solar project previously announced was Toyota’s plans to install a 2.28 megawatt solar electric power system on the roof of its Ontario, California Parts Center.

Arizona State University announced one of the largest solar power installations at any U.S. university. The project will include two megawatts of solar electric modules on approximately 135,000-sqare-feet of rooftop space and some parking structures.

Wal-Mart Canada said it plans to build that country’s largest rooftop solar-energy system.

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