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Good Energy

Marin Rowing Association is fueled by the sun

PHOTOGRAPHY JAY GRAHAM

As the sun shines on the dappled waters of Corte Madera Creek, Marin Rowing Association crews spear through the golden reflections, scooping the water and leaving telltale puddles behind. Meanwhile, working nearly as hard are 112 solar panels atop the MRA boathouse, absorbing the sun’s rays and converting them into energy to fuel the association’s entire building.

The MRA is the first boathouse of its size to go completely solar. However the 28 kilowatt system isn’t all. Within the next year, MRA will also be among the first boathouses with an electric-motor coaching fleet.

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Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more. Highlights this month: - The World's Fastest Woman: New Zealand's Emma Twigg profiled - From Bled to Aiguebelette: The World Cup Reviews - Danish Determination: Henrik Stephansen’s remarkable recovery - Husky Power: Michael Callahan and the University of Washington
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