The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, Md., has inaugurated a 2.2 MW solar energy facility on the land-grant institution's campus.
The 7,800-panel solar farm, which occupies 17 acres, was built and will by operated by SunEdison. It is located on university-owned land adjacent to Tom Nichols Road off Maryland Rt. 388.
The farm is projected to produce more than 3.3 million kWh of energy in its first year of operation. It was made possible through a strategic service agreement between SunEdison and UMES. SunEdison financed and built the solar farm at no cost to UMES or the state of Maryland. In return, UMES will purchase the power produced from the solar farm.