Gloucester City Now Home To Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant In North America

By David Madden

GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (CBS) — The largest rooftop solar power plant in North America now sits atop two refrigeration buildings along the Delaware River in Gloucester City, New Jersey, in the shadow of the Walt Whitman Bridge.

It’s 1.1 million square feet. More than 27-thousand solar panels set up to generate nine megawatts of electricity, enough to power over 15-hundred homes.

The owners of the Gloucester Marine Terminal put up the capital for the $42-million project and got $11-million back in tax credits from the federal government through Congressman Rob Andrews.

“I see solar panels, but I also see fewer American dollars going to Saudi Arabia,” said Andrews. “Because every kilowatt hour we generate here is money we’re not sending to countries in the Middle East who are not always our friends.”

Terminal managers expect to save a million dollars a year, since the panels will provide 80-percent of their power needs.

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  1. Trawfazzz says:

    The stupid thing in the article is most electric is made with coal that is mined in the US. The EPA will stop that.

  2. So. Philly Walt says:

    Why do you always reject a critical submission by aledging it was previously submitted? I did not. My first submission was 5 minutes ago. Show my alleged submission before this morning.

  3. So. Philly Walt says:

    Why do you always reject a critical submission by aledging it was previously submitted? I did not. My first submission was 5 minutes ago. Show my alleged submission before this morning.

  4. So. Philly Walt says:

    So let’s do the math. This ugly monstrosity will take 42 years to break even. Rob Andrews is consistent, backing any boondoggle project the bosses tell him to. I have watched his act for many years. Too bad his wife did not rebel and keep the congressional seat she was elected to last year. Also is there any repairs, maintenance or replacement needs over 42 years? If so, it may break even in50 years. Thank you Mr. Andrews.

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