Maryland WWTP's new solar array to serve as state's largest municipally-owned system
Standard Solar is set to install a 2.1-megawatt ground-mount solar system in Pocomoke City, Md., at the city's wastewater treatment facility. Once completed this December, it will be the largest municipally-owned system in the state.
ROCKVILLE, MD, Oct. 30, 2014 -- Standard Solar, Inc., a provider of full-service development, construction, financing, and installation of solar electric systems, is set to install a 2.1-megawatt (MW) ground-mount solar system in Pocomoke City, Md., at the city's wastewater treatment facility. Once completed this December, it will be the largest municipally-owned system in the state.
The 6,150-panel array, which is expected to produce 2.9 million kilowatt-hours of power per year, will offset 2,067 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is equal to the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 284 average American homes for one year, or the annual carbon offset of a 1,639-acre forest.
Total cost savings are estimated to be more than $52,000 annually. Electricity produced by the system is expected to reduce Pocomoke's electricity bills by more than $37,000 per year. Additionally, several local nonprofit organizations will participate in the city's network to reduce their bills by nearly $15,000 annually, including the Delmarva Discovery Center, MARVA Theater, Samaritan Shelter, and the Worcester County Developmental Center.
The project was financed through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement by SunEdison, who will own the array. Pocomoke City is home to approximately 5,000 residents and is located on the banks of the Pocomoke River, one of the top scenic rivers in America.
About Standard Solar
Standard Solar, Inc. is a provider of full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making Distributed Generation (DG) solar solutions more accessible, the company is leading the way to energy independence. The company is committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards. The company's Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides home energy solutions including home solar, energy efficiency and energy management services. Standard Solar operates nationally and is headquartered in Rockville, Md. For more information, visit www.standardsolar.com.