Written by: Leonard Parker | solar news | January 20, 2022
Standard Solar has acquired the 2.9 MW Klees Mill community solar project in Carroll County, Maryland, from developer partners Ogos Energy and Earth and Air Technologies. This project marks 10 MW being implemented in Carroll County with these development partners.
“Approximately 5% of Maryland’s electricity is produced by solar,” said John Finnerty, Director of Business Development, Standard Solar. “The new community solar farm at Klees Mill in Carroll County brings the state closer to meeting its goal of having 50% of its energy come from renewable sources by 2030, with a minimum of 14.5% from solar power.”
The Klees Mill Community Solar project is a 2.9 MW ground-mount solar array in Sykesville, Md., featuring 7,344 solar modules. It is expected to produce 4,458,000 kWh of solar energy per year, which is equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from 687 passenger vehicles driven for one year and the CO2 emissions of 355,000 gallons of gasoline consumed annually.
In addition to providing subscribers with cost savings, the solar farm will help mitigate climate change and offset CO2 emissions while providing electrical power to about 400 homes annually.
“By paving the way for solar, Carroll County officials are leading the way in transforming our nation’s energy supply,” continued Finnerty.
Standard Solar owns and operates over 220 MW of community solar projects throughout the United States.
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