SunEdison, BITHENERGY develop 2-MW solar project for Maryland community

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SunEdison and BITHENERGY have jointly developed a 2-megawatt DC solar farm for the community in Columbia, Maryland.

The project has been developed as part of Nixon Farm solar project of SunEdison and BITHENERGY in West Friendship.

It is expected deliver energy credits equivalent of 25 percent power requirement of the community.

Columbia, home to about 100,000 people, is offsetting 100 percent of its energy use from renewable sources and it earns energy credits equivalent of 75 percent of its energy needs through wind energy credits.

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According to a statement, the 2-MW solar farm is expected to generate adequate energy to power more than 250 homes, which is the equivalent of preventing emission of more than two million pounds of carbon dioxide.

Columbia Association, the non-profit service corporation which manages Columbia, is purchasing solar power for the community through a 20-year power purchase agreement with SunEdison.

Although the solar farm is located outside Columbia, the community is able to enjoy benefits of solar power generation through virtual net metering credits.

The statement adds that SolAmerica was the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor fof the project. Operation and maintenance of the project will be undertaken by SunEdison Services.

Ajith Kumar S

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