SunPower to mount solar parks at 2 closed landfills in Baltimore

Apr 22, 2021 05:46 PM ET
  • United States solar panel maker SunPower Corp (NASDAQ: SPWR) on Wednesday announced a project with Baltimore county in Maryland to install greater than 30 MW of solar arrays at 2 shut garbage dumps.

The solar systems at the Hernwood as well as Parkton garbage dumps will be constructed at no in advance price for the area, which will pay a flat, set price for the solar generation under a 25-year power purchase arrangement (PPA). The investment will be covered by SunPower as well as its financiers.

The projects will currently proceed with design and allowing. They are anticipated to begin in 2022 and be totally operational by 2023.

Consequently, the region is expected to save "numerous dollars" in electrical power costs, while the projects will additionally aid it attain its sustainability targets.

According to the announcement, the solar ranches will certainly create power equal to the use of one third of the region's municipal buildings.

Baltimore Gas & Electric will credit the land fills' solar result versus power loads at other area structures under the state's "aggregate net metering" policy.

Together with the project statement, Baltimore county exec Johnny Olszewski authorized an exec order that establishes an objective of conference with renewables 100% of Baltimore County's electrical power demand by 2026 and also 125% by 2030.

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