Standard Solar begins 1.3-MW portfolio for Maryland county

Standard Solar and Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works in Maryland have begun development of a solar energy project that will provide clean energy to Bureau of Utility Operations facilities. The systems will be located in Millersville and will consist of a combination of four carports and seven solar panels on the roof, totaling 1.3 MW.

“This project shows that saving taxpayers’ money and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “I am proud that Anne Arundel County is a leader in efforts to create affordable clean energy solutions wherever possible.”

The system is expected to cover more than 90% of the total annual electricity needs of the Office complex. In the first year of production, the combined systems are expected to generate 1,645 MWh of clean electricity.

“This project is critical to helping Maryland cement its position as a leader in the country’s clean energy transition,” said Daryl Pilon, director of business development at Standard Solar. “Working with local governments such as Anne Arundel County to achieve sustainable operations while saving money is a fundamental part of our country’s energy solution. And we are extremely proud to add this project to the company’s expanding portfolio in our home state.”

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works solar project is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Energy Water Infrastructure Program.

Currently, Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standards are on track to reach 50% clean electricity by 2030 and 100% by 2040. This project is the next step to help the state achieve these ambitious goals.

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