Residents of Dorchester county, Maryland, along with company representatives and local officials recently celebrated the completion of a 2-MW community solar project, Glassywing. Named after a butterfly species found on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Glassywing includes landscaping designed to provide food and habitat to local pollinators. The project allows Delmarva Power customers to support local jobs, environmental protection, and strengthen community solar while saving up to 10 percent on their utility bills. The project was funded by Standard Solar, who will own and maintain the project.
“We at Standard Solar are passionate about bringing the power and savings of solar to communities around the U.S., transforming the way Americans access energy,” said Eric Partyka, Director of Business Development-National Accounts, Standard Solar. “The Glassywing project demonstrates how solar can fit into the character of the local community and have a long-term impact on a community through providing clean energy, jobs, tax revenue and pollinator habitat.”
OneEnergy Renewables developed, and permitted the Glassywing Solar project. “Glassywing is a model for community solar in Maryland, providing multiple assets to Dorchester County residents and the environment. Glassywing clean energy supports the avoidance of 70,000 metric tons of air pollution – the equivalent of removing 14,600 cars from our roads annually. In addition, Glassywing provides the perfect natural environment for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators,” said Kate Larkin, PDM of OER
“Completing construction is a great step forward for expanding solar access in the region,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy “CleanChoice Energy is focused on expanding access to climate solutions. Community solar allows almost everyone with a utility bill to gain the benefits of solar and save money.”
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