Standard Solar and Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works are creating a solar project that will provide clean energy for Bureau of Utility Operations facilities. The Millersville-based systems consist of a combination four carports as well as seven rooftop solar arrays totaling 1.3MW.
“This project shows that saving tax-payer money and protecting the environment do not have to be mutually exclusive,” says County Executive Steuart Pittman. “I am proud that Anne Arundel County is a leader in efforts to create affordable clean energy solutions where possible.”
The system is expected to cover more than 90% of the total annual electricity needs of the Bureau’s Complex. The combined systems are expected to produce 1,645 MWh clean electricity in the first year of production.
“This project is critical in helping Maryland further its position as a leader in the nation’s clean energy transition,” comments Daryl Pilon, director of business development at Standard Solar. “Working with local governments like Anne Arundel County to achieve sustainable operations while saving money is a fundamental piece of our nation’s energy solution. And we’re particularly proud to add this project to the company’s ever-expanding portfolio in our home state.”
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works solar project is partially funded by a grant from Maryland Governor Hogan’s Energy Water Infrastructure Program.
Currently, Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are on target to reach 50% clean electricity by 2030 and 100% by 2040. This project is another step in helping Maryland achieve its ambitious goals.