Maryland County Public Works to Build Solar - Smart Energy Decisions

Solar  -  August 1, 2022

Maryland County Public Works to Build Solar

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works in Maryland began work to develop a solar project providing clean energy to the Bureau of Utility Operations facilities. 

The systems will be located in Millersville and consist of a combination of four carports and seven rooftop solar arrays, totaling 1.3 MW. The system is expected to cover more than 90% of the total annual electricity needs of the Bureau’s Complex. In the first year of production, the combined systems are predicted to generate 1,645 MWh of clean electricity. Standard Solar will construct the project.

“This project shows that saving taxpayer money and protecting the environment do not have to be mutually exclusive,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman in a statement. “I am proud that Anne Arundel County is a leader in efforts to create affordable clean energy solutions where possible.”

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.

Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standards are on target to reach 50% clean electricity by 2030 and 100% by 2040. This project is another step toward helping the state achieve these ambitious goals.

 


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