Building Energy SpA has broken ground on Annapolis Solar Park, an 18-MW photovoltaic system that will utilize more than 50,000 panels to convert sunlight into electricity and stretch over an 80-acre area occupied by a closed landfill in Annapolis, Md.
Once complete, the project will be the largest solar project exclusively installed on a closed landfill in the U.S., according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Building Energy SpA has begun construction on Annapolis Solar Park, a 18-MW photovoltaic system stretching over an 80-acre area occupied by a landfill in Annapolis, Maryland.
This solar park, that will use over 50,000 panels to convert sunlight into electricity, will be the largest solar project exclusively installed on a closed landfill in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Building Energy entirely owns the power plant and will operate the facility, the construction of which is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018.
The City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel County Board of Education signed a power purchase agreements for the energy produced by the facility, which will be used to power City, County and school buildings and operations. Of the plant’s total production capacity, Anne Arundel County is purchasing 50%, the City of Annapolis 33%, while the Anne Arundel County Board of Education the remaining 17%.