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Standard Solar Inc has recently installed a 2.7-MW solar system for Fritz Family Farms LLC on a grain, hay and cattle farm in Maryland.
Standard Solar, which develops and finances solar systems, joined forces with Earth and Air Technologies LLC and Ogos Energy LLC to develop and construct the single-axis tracking solar system in New Windsor.
The array is configured for the state's Virtual Aggregate Net Energy Metering (ANEM) programme. Standard Solar financed and will own and operate the system, which consists of 7,336 panels with total annual generation of about 4,000 MWh. The power produced by the facility will be bought by water utility WSSC Water.
Standard Solar and WSSC Water have previously partnered on a number of solar projects.
“This solar project is a win-win scenario for all—it is transforming a portion of low yield land into 20-year predictable revenue for a family-run farm while providing affordable, reliable power to the region’s public water authority,” Standard Solar director of business development John Finnerty commented.