Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday to celebrate completing the nation’s largest rooftop community solar project.
The 9.2-MW solar project, operated by SRE and jointly owned with Annapolis-based climate investment firm Hannon Armstrong, is located in Carroll County, Maryland on a commercial warehouse owned by STAG Industrial. Black Bear Energy facilitated the partnership between SRE and STAG while Powerflex provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.
Once operational, the community solar project will provide monthly energy savings to approximately 1,300 residential and small commercial customers located across the state.
“This is a marquee project for Summit Ridge, our capital partners at Hannon Armstrong and the entire community solar industry,” said Steve Reader, CEO of SRE. “Leveraging 23 acres of largely unused roof space to generate energy savings for thousands of Marylanders is precisely the direction our nation’s energy generation strategy needs to head.”
SRE’s rooftop community solar portfolio across the state has grown to over 75 MW, enough to power nearly 11,000 homes. Nearly one-third of the projects will serve low-to-moderate income customers.
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