Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) and Cedar Ridge Community Church (CRCC) have completed a 2.5 MW DC community solar project in Montgomery County, Md. TurningPoint Energy developed the project under Maryland’s Community Solar Pilot Program. The array was built on CRCC property and will provide hundreds of subscribed households with lower monthly energy costs.
“As a community of hope we are delighted to devote 8 acres of our property to solar power,” says Matthew Dyer, lead pastor at CRCC. “It’s a practical and essential expression of our desire to play our part in creating a sustainable future for this beautiful planet we all love and depend upon.
“We’re proud to have partnered with CRCC and TurningPoint Energy and are excited to expand renewable energy access to low-income Marylanders,” states Brian Dunn, COO of SRE. “We also thank Councilman Hucker for his commitment to the legislation enabling this project’s completion.”
SRE owns the market share of Maryland’s community solar projects (90 MW DC) operating under the state’s Community Solar Pilot Program. Upon completion, their portfolio will power approximately 12,500 local homes and businesses. Nearly one-third of the projects will serve low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers.
TurningPoint Energy is the leading greenfield developer in the Maryland Pilot Program since its inception in 2016 and will have 40 MW DC or projects in operation by the end of 2023.