By Editors of Power Engineering
Standard Solar was selected by Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to construct, own and operate two combined ground-mount arrays with a combined capacity of 2.5 MW at South Germantown Recreational Park and Rock Creek Regional Park.
The 3,978 panel, 1.32 MW array at South Germantown Recreational Park is expected to be completed in December of this year. Rock Creek Regional Park will feature a 1.173 MW ground-mount array with 3,456 solar panels and is expected to be completed in early 2018.
“These projects represent another great example of counties and municipalities reaching sustainability goals and enhancing their financial bottom line by taking advantage of installing solar on unused land,” said Scott Wiater, president & CEO, Standard Solar. “We applaud Montgomery County and M-NCPPC for their unwavering commitment to sustainability and these projects.”
Standard Solar financed the projects through a long-term power purchase agreement and will own, operate and maintain the systems.