Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

New 1.25 MW Solar Installations to Promote Clean Energy & Savings for Taxpayers in Maryland

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Terrific developments are taking place in Maryland! Coppin State University in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County’s Combined Support Service Complex building in Millersville are both developing and constructing on-site solar installations. Coppin State’s 500 kW solar installation and Anne Arundel County’s 750 kW project are both scheduled to begin producing electricity in spring 2011.

Both organizations will purchase the electricity produced by the systems at a reduced cost from us over a 20-year period. Constellation Energy will also finance, own and operate the on-site solar installations. “Fiscal discipline and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive goals,” said Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold in a recent statement.”This project promotes clean energy and provides a savings to taxpayers.”

The Anne Arundel solar installation is expected to offset 90 percent of the building’s annual electric consumption, saving the county an estimated $80,000 per year in utility costs. Combined, the Anne Arundel and Coppin State solar arrays are expected to generate roughly 1.5 MWh of electricity annually. Generating the same amount of electricity using non-renewable resources would result in the release of 1,077 metric tons of carbon dioxide or the equivalent emissions from 206 passenger vehicles.

Both projects are part of the Maryland Energy Administration’s Project Sunburst initiative, which promotes the installation of large-scale solar photovoltaic energy systems on state and county buildings.

On-site solar projects like these make up the rapidly growing segment of the renewable energy industry. To find out whether you are qualified for a solar project and to learn more about the vast opportunities and incentives available to power your business, contact Constellation Energy at or call 1-877-427-2005.

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