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Do you know what Delaware’s Solar-Ready Ordinance is? The New Castle County Council of Delaware passed an ordinance substitute which will “require newly constructed commercial buildings with low-sloped roofs to be ‘solar ready'”. (Source)

This solar-ready ordinance is part of the New Castle County 2050 Comprehensive Plan to “help guide development and services; shape the communities where we live, work, and play; celebrate our environmental, historical, and cultural assets; and support a robust economy” according to the NCC Department of Land Use. All new building permit submissions as of January 1, 2023 will be required to be built with the opportunity to install solar on their rooftops in the future. So far, this is only a law in New Castle County, not Kent or Sussex – two Delaware counties with less commercial and industrial development than New Castle. Some buildings in Delaware may already be prepared for the solar infrastructure installation on their rooftops but many others will need renovations.

In greater detail, any new building equal to or greater than 50,000 square feet has to “allow a rooftop solar photovoltaic system to be easily and cost effectively installed at a future date.”  “This ordinance also follows the efforts of federal, state, and local leaders who continue to set forth funding opportunities to support “smart grid” electrical equipment” according to a fact sheet released by New Castle County Department of Land Use.

The rooftops of America’s big box stores and shopping centers have the potential to generate 84.4 terawatt-hours (TWh) of solar electricity each year, equivalent to the amount of electricity used by almost 8 million average U.S. homes, or more than 30,400 typical Walmart stores. Producing electricity on rooftops, close to where the electricity will be used, reduces energy losses that happen during electricity transmission and distribution — losses that made up 6% of gross electricity generation in 2020. Solar power also makes the grid more resilient to outages and disruptions. – Environment America, “Solar on Superstores: Big Roofs, Big Potential for Renewable Energy”

The Most Filmed Locations in DE MD NJ and PA Revealed

The most filmed locations in DE MD NJ and PA revealed recently by the website

The website took a close look at IMDB date to find the locations in each state of the nation with the most film credits. The survey did not include movie studios, but rather real live locations.

Movies have been filmed in all 50 states in 100 years of film making. As you would guess, California and New York lead the way in cinematic shooting locations.

In California, Griffith Park in Los Angeles is the overall most filmed location in the United States. In New York, it’s Central Park in Manhattan.

The most filmed U.S. National Parks include The Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite National Park in California and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

The most filmed American buildings include LA’s Union Station at number 1, The White House at number 2 and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge at number 3.

But what about filming locations closer to our home?

And now…The most filmed locations in DE MD NJ and PA revealed!

  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Museum Of Art

    Movies The Philadelphia Museum Of Art include “Rocky I, II and III”, “Shazam!”, and “Creed”.The Most Filmed Locations in DE MD NJ and PA Revealed

  • New Jersey: Princeton University

    Movies that feature Princeton University include “A Beautiful Mind”,  “Transformers 2 Revenge Of The Fallen” and “Admission”.  The Most Filmed Locations in DE MD NJ and PA Revealed

  • Maryland: United States Navel Academy in Annapolis

    Movies include “Patriot Games”,  and classic films “A Man Called Peter” and “Undersea Kingdom”.  The Most Filmed Locations in DE MD NJ and PA Revealed

  • Delaware: Dover Air Force Base

    Mainly used as a backdrop for documentaries, “A Call To Arms” and “Inside Mighty Machines” were filmed at Dover.

    We would like to let film makers that between the stunning skyline of Wilmington, Delaware’s chateau country and our beaches–that Delaware is a prime location for film making!

    The Most Filmed Locations in DE MD NJ and PA Revealed

Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.