State awards solar parking lot grants

The Maryland Energy Administration announced on Wednesday the award recipients of the agency’s new Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with Electric Vehicle Charger Grant Program. Successful recipients’ proposals had to include a canopy-mounted solar array with a minimum capacity of 125 kilowatts and the integration of one or more electric vehicle charging stations with the solar array. Eleven projects were awarded grants: FSK Land Corp., a parking garage on Johns Hopkins Homewood campus; Mt. Washington Campus South Business Trust, a parking garage on Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington campus; CPC Residential LLC, a parking garage at the McHenry Row shopping complex; Verizon Maryland LLC of Silver Spring, data center and administrative building; Federal Realty Investment Trust, a parking garage at the Pike & Rose development; Melwood Horticultural Training Center of Upper Marlboro; Lifetime Fitness of Columbia; Howard County Office of Sustainability in Ellicott City, Public Information Office; Maryland Environmental Service of Millersville, an employee and guest parking lot; County Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County in Centerville, an employee and guest parking lot; and Volvo Powertrain North America of Hagerstown, manufacturing facility.

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