Summit Ridge, Black Bear complete 17 MW rooftop community solar portfolio in Maryland

Summit Ridge Black Bear LBA Logistics rooftop solar

Summit Ridge Energy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Rosedale, Maryland, to celebrate the commissioning of six rooftop community solar projects across four industrial properties.

The project developer was joined by LBA Logistics, a full-service real estate investment and management company, and Black Bear Energy, a commercial buyer’s representative specializing in onsite renewable energy and cleantech services. The initial project is scheduled to come online Q3 of this year, with the remaining three sites scheduled to commence in early to mid-2024.

Totaling more than 17 MW, the six new rooftop-hosted solar projects in Rosedale and Belcamp, Maryland, are part of the Maryland Community Solar program, which provides low-cost renewable energy to local residents. Developed and owned by Summit Ridge, these sites will generate more than 25 million kWh of electricity annually. The projects are located on the rooftops of industrial assets owned and managed by LBA Logistics.

“LBA is excited to celebrate the commissioning of these four community solar projects in Maryland,” said Perry Schonfeld, principal and chief operating officer at LBA Logistics. “Our partnership with Summit Ridge Energy and Black Bear aligns with our goals of decarbonizing the built environment and delivering environmental solutions and benefits to the communities surrounding our real estate assets.”

Attended by Maryland state Senator Ben Brooks, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and representatives from Summit Ridge Energy, LBA and Black Bear Energy, the ribbon cutting ceremony in Rosedale, Maryland celebrated the companies’ investment in the Maryland economy and the energy savings the projects will provide for local residents.

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“These projects bring tangible benefits to the community, offering affordable, clean electricity to local residents and businesses unable to install solar on their own rooftops,” said Drew Torbin, president and founder at Black Bear Energy.

After the ceremony, tenants who occupy and work in the LBA Logistics owned and managed buildings were invited to enroll in the Maryland Community Solar program, providing direct savings on their energy bills.

Summit Ridge Energy is among the market leaders in Maryland’s commercial solar industry, with more than 75 MW of rooftop community solar projects installed across the state.

“We’re proud to expand our partnerships with LBA and Black Bear Energy to strengthen our community solar leadership in the great state of Maryland,” said Brian Dunn, chief operating officer at Summit Ridge Energy. “These projects leverage unused roof space to drive local economic development and extend clean energy cost savings to families and businesses across the state.”

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