Constellation Energy plans to build two new solar power projects totaling 1.25 MW: a 750 kW on-site solar installation at Anne Arundel County's Combined Support Services Complex in Millersville, Md., and a 500 kW on-site solar installation at Coppin State University in Baltimore.
Both projects are funded, in part, by grants through the Maryland Energy Administration's Project Sunburst initiative, which promotes the installation of large-scale solar photovoltaic systems on state buildings. Constellation Energy will finance, as well as own and operate, the on-site solar installations. In return, both organizations will purchase the electricity produced by the systems at a reduced cost from Constellation Energy over a 20-year period.
The system at Anne Arundel County's Combined Support Services Complex, which will use 3,060 roof-mounted crystalline PV modules, is expected to offset 90% of the building's annual electric consumption, Constellation Energy says.
Coppin State University's on-site solar power system will supply electricity for its new Physical Education Complex, utilizing approximately 2,040 roof-mounted crystalline PV solar panels.
SOURCE: Constellation Energy Group Inc.