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Pocomoke City Solar Project Will Be State's Largest

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Pocomoke City will soon be home to the largest municipally-owned solar project in the state.

Standard Solar, Inc.'s 2.1 megawatt solar array at the city's wastewater treatment facility will be complete in December.

The 6,150-panel array, which is expected to produce 2.9 million kilowatt-hours of power per year, will offset 2,067 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which energy experts say is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from 284 average American homes' electricity use over one year or the annual carbon offset of a 1,639 acre forest.

“Pocomoke City calls itself ‘The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore,' and now thanks to the foresight of City officials and this innovative solar project, it is well on its way to being known as the greenest town on the Eastern Shore,” said Standard Solar Chief Executive Officer Tony Clifford. “With no financial outlay required by the City, sizeable savings in electricity costs and positively contributing to its citizen's environmental future, more and more municipalities are seeing the short- and long-term advantages of going solar.”

The project was financed through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement by SunEdison, who will own the array.

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