An 18 MW project developed by Building Energy has turned otherwise unusable land into enough generation to power 12% of the city of Annapolis.
“Developer Building Energy turned an otherwise unusable 80-acre landfill into a 18 MW solar power project, capable of supplying the city with up to 12% of its power needs. …
“While not yet live, the project is expected to generate the City of Annapolis $250,000 annually. As the project is built on city-owned lands, the Annapolis will get revenue comes from the 20-year lease signed by Building Energy. Additionally, local press has reported that not all of the electricity generated will go to Annapolis. There is a power purchase agreement in place for Anne Arundel county to purchase 50% of the electricity and the City of Annapolis to purchase 33%, with the remaining 17% going to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.
‘Annapolis Solar Park will help serve the city’s energy needs with a major source of clean, renewable solar power, generated on a site that may otherwise remain unused, decreasing the city’s operating costs while meeting carbon reduction goals,’ said Andrea Braccialarghe, Building Energy managing director in a City of Annapolis Facebook post from the project’s initial announcement.”
FULL STORY published September 24, 2018 via pv magazine