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Friendliest City On The Eastern Shore Is Environmentally Friendly, Too

Pocomoke City, Maryland, calls itself “The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore,” and that includes being environmentally friendly. The idea to put a 2.1 MW ground-mounted solar array on a 10-acre unused parcel of land adjacent to the town’s wastewater treatment plant originated with Mayor Bruce Morrison, after meeting with Standard Solar executives at the Maryland Municipal League conference in 2013 and was impressed by what he saw.

More Transparency Making Site Assessment Simpler

Having more information available is making site assessments easier than ever, according to C.J. Colavito, director of engineering at Standard Solar.

Contractors performing solar resource assessments from their seats

Previously, doing a solar resource assessment involved setting up costly equipment onsite and waiting to see what happens. While this is still a relevant way of gathering information on large utility-scale sites (often because permitting already takes more than a year, and financers prefer high levels of certainty with detailed information), it doesn’t make much sense on commercial and residential projects under 10 MW.

Solar Carports at Catholic University

On May 13, John Finnerty at Standard Solar gave me a tour of the O’Boyle Hall Carports at Catholic University (CUA). We've seen stuff like this before. Remember the 841 covered parking spaces at Fedex Field?

Seeing the Light

By Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar. The nation's municipal utilities, electricity cooperatives and local governments increasingly recognize the benefits of adding solar electricity to their energy supply mix. Some are building and owning their own solar systems, while others are entering into power purchase agreements (PPAs) financed by third parties. (Page 16)

Maryland Non-Profit's Solar for Rooftop, Carport and EV Charging

Maryland’s leading nonprofit organization serving people with differing abilities,Melwood, is expanding its sustainability efforts through the installation of a 930-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its seven-acre campus that serves as the organization’s headquarters in Upper Marlboro. - See more at: http://www.solarnovus.com/maryland-non-profit-s-solar-for-rooftop-carpor...

Municipal Solar Project Provides Educational Opportunity

The town of Poolesville, Maryland (US) recently completed a solar installation on a wastewater treatment plant that was developed through a public-private partnership between Poolesville, Standard Solar, Inc. and energy provider, UGI Corporation.

Two Items Will Decide Where Solar Is In 2020

By Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar

Charter School Reinforces Core Curriculum Values with Rooftop Solar

Washington D.C.’s Parkside Campus of Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Chavez Schools), is now host to an interactive learning solar power system. Completed at the end of last year, the 170-kilowatt rooftop system will provide nearly 12% of the school’s annual electricity use while providing hands-on learning for students, staff and visitors.

Standard Solar Turns Shade Into Gold With Carport Projects

Rockville, Md.-based Standard Solar has installed a 930 kW photovoltaic power system with rooftop and carport arrays at the Upper Marlboro, Md., headquarters of Melwood, a nonprofit organization that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities.