The North American record for the largest rooftop solar system once held by Glaxo Smith Kline at a warehouse in York, Pennsylvania is in the process of being broken.
An incredible 9 megawatt solar PV system is under construction on the roof of a building at the Holt Terminal located right by the Walt Whitman Bridge that crosses the Delaware River in New Jersey.
The 9 megawatt system will be finished this fall and supply enough electricity for 1500 homes. The capital costs of the system is $42 million.
Sun Power is providing the panels with a system that does not require penetration of the roof as the method for securing the system.
Roof top solar continues to boom around the country. Their scale is reaching a point where they will impact transmission planning and reduce what otherwise would have been bigger new transmission investment needs.