Standard Solar Inc. and Choptank Electric Cooperative Inc. recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a 503 kW solar project that will power Choptank’s regional service center for Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.
Choptank Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a nonprofit, member-owned electric distribution co-op located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It serves approximately 53,000 members.
The 1,596-panel system, being built by Standard Solar, is expected to produce 706 MWh/year. According to Standard Solar, the project and other energy efficient technologies will assist the cooperative in achieving LEED Silver Certification for its new building.
Being built on a 1.2-acre field, the project is scheduled to be completed in early 2017.