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New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Plans 5 MW Photovoltaic System

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) has announced plans to install a 5 MW solar photovoltaic system (the largest system in North America). NJMC plans to harness space atop roofs, parking lots, and remediated landfills to accommodate the system, which will require 1.3 million ft2, or approximately 30 acres (121,000 m2; 12 ha) of space. NJMC also plans to develop a strategy for creating 20 MW of renewable energy in the Meadowlands District by 2020. “We’re serious about becoming a global leader in renewable energy,” says NJMC’s executive director, Robert Ceberio. “The time to pursue these resources is now.” NJMC is online at www.njmeadowlands.gov.

Published May 3, 2006 Permalink

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