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Renewables Briefing: Riverside, 8minutenergy, Cogenra Solar, MLB Teams

The recently-completed $42 million Riverside Renewable Energy project at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, N.J., received a $11 million federal tax credit Thursday. Along with the federal Section 48 Investment Tax Credit, the project is also eligible for the New Jersey Solar Renewable Energy Credit. The 27,526-panel, 9 MW solar array is the largest of its kind in North America, covering 1.1 million square feet of the terminal’s roof, and will generate up to 80 percent of the terminal’s power demand. The system is expected to offset more than 8,100 tons of carbon dioxide.

Solar photovoltaic developer 8minutenergy Renewables has announced that the Imperial County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its utility-scale solar project underway in California’s Imperial Valley. The project is planned to be built in three phases and produce a total of up to 600 MW of power.

Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems, has unveiled the nation’s largest rooftop solar cogeneration system at Kendall-Jackson’s Kittyhawk winery in Windsor, California. Expanding on Kendall-Jackson’s existing energy and water conservation projects, the 96-module, 241kW hybrid solar photovoltaic and thermal array (pictured) is expected to save about $30,000 in annual energy costs.

As Major League Baseball’s first full week starts, two clubs are debuting renewable energy projects. The Seattle Mariners are starting up a 32.76 kW photovoltaic system at Safeco field. The Cleveland Indians are unveiling an “experimental helical structure” with four small wind turbines, which the club expects to generate 25,000 kWh of energy per year, reports Greentechmedia.

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