Largest Rooftop Solar Power Array in the US Dedicated... In Atlantic City


photo: Atlantic City Convention Center

You may not think of Atlantic City, New Jersey as a major player in solar power, but with the official dedication of the rooftop solar array on the Atlantic City Convention Center—the actual construction was completed back in December—it certainly deserves its moment in the spotlight:The 2.37 MW array is currently the nation's largest single rooftop solar power system—the world's largest record goes to General Motors' array in Zaragosa, Spain—and its 13,400 solar panels will supply 26% of the convention center's annual electrical consumption.

It's estimated that the solar power system will save the convention center some $4.4 million in utility bills over the next 20 years.

More: Atlantic City Convention Center (press release)

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