Standard Solar Inc., a solar energy company based in Rockville, finished a 1.4 megawatt ground-mount solar generation project for Maryland’s fourth-largest public school system, Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Standard Solar developed, built and financed the project, which is on six acres at the school system’s Fort Smallwood Facilities complex in Pasadena. The school system has a long-term agreement to buy power generated from the project, which has nearly 4,000 solar panels. It’s the first solar project the company financed on its own.
Anne Arundel County’s Board of Education adopted a sustainability plan in 2013 which includes environmentally preferable purchasing practices and encouraging activities that reduce pollution.
The company projects the array will produce 1,971 megawatt hours of electricity each year. Standard Solar will own, operate and maintain the system.