New York-based ABM Industries Inc. has commissioned a 1.2 MW solar array in Baltimore. Washington Gas Energy Systems owns the system, which will provide power for Glen Meadows Retirement Community. Sol Systems provided financing for the project. ABM provided the engineering, procurement and construction services.
In addition to being responsible for construction, ABM will also maintain the 4,150 panel array on behalf of Washington Gas Energy Systems, which has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the customer. The system is expected to generate over 1.5 GWh of electricity per year.
The project represents the first project completed through ABM's recent joint venture with Building Energy, an Italian-based independent power producer.