SunEdison announced the completion of a 2MW solar power plant in the Town of Elkton, Maryland. Electricity generated by the plant will be sold back to the town through a 20-year PPA approved by the Mayor and Commissioners for helping save the town more than US$2 million on electricity costs over the lifespan.
"Elkton is making a positive impact on the local community by choosing to power their civic buildings with solar," said Steve Raeder, SunEdison's managing director of its Eastern U.S. commercial and industrial business. "This new solar power plant will save the town taxpayer dollars and generate jobs and economic activity for the area."
Robert J. Alt, Mayor of the Town of Elkton, installed the final solar panel in a ceremony on October 21 and said: "This solar project is a major step forward in environmental preservation and energy savings for our town in more ways than one.”
SunEdison is collaborating with Rockville, Md. based national solar energy company Standard Solar to construct the project. It will also offer the O&M services for the plant.