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Calfornia company expands into Md. solar energy market

Freedom Forever, a California-based company engaged in the installation of residential solar energy systems, has selected the Discovery District at the University of Maryland as the site of its entry into the greater Maryland and Washington marketplace.

The group signed a lease with St. John Properties Inc. for 17,499 square feet of space at 5650 Rivertech Court in Prince George’s County and expects to be operational with approximately 10 employees this spring and rapidly grow to 75.

Jared Ross of CBRE represented Freedom Forever in this transaction, and St. John Properties represented themselves.

Freedom Forever will utilize the site to house its team of site surveyors, construction professionals and installation personnel which will complete rooftop solar energy panel installations and home energy conversions. A portion of the space with also be used for the storage and warehousing of solar panels and materials.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans to further expand its national operations with a new office in Georgia, after also entering the North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida markets in 2020. This move to Maryland continues its corporate growth throughout the East Coast corridor.

Freedom Forever provides its customers with a guarantee that pledges to provide a solar power package that consistently provides energy for a full 25 years. The system is monitored 24 hours a day by the company to assure operational integrity, with any issues promptly addressed by technician professionals.

St. John Properties has developed nearly 160,000 square feet of LEED Gold space within the Discovery District at The University of Maryland, a 150-acre business community located less than one mile south of The University of Maryland campus near US Route 1. This includes 5650 Rivertech Court, a single-story 57,120 square foot flex/R&D building featuring 16-foot ceiling heights, dock and drive-in loading capabilities and a free surface parking lot.

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