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Published in Environment America

“The largest single-sloped array of solar panels in the U.S. has been completed at the site of an old steel mill in Pittsburgh. The array comprises 4,784 panels and covers an area of 133,000 square feet. With the project completed, it will now be able to produce enough electricity to power 264 homes each year. The project is situated at Hazelwood Green, in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood.

“Pennsylvania has long been an ignominious leader in dirty fossil fuels, but this project is an encouraging sign that we’re finally moving into a 21st century clean energy economy,” says Flora Cardoni the Climate Defender Campaign director at PennEnvironment. “We are excited to help build a 100 percent renewable energy future where solar projects like this power the commonwealth.”

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