Columbia, Md. is offsetting 100% of energy from renewable sourcesStaff writer ▼ | September 11, 2015
SunEdison announced that Columbia, Md. is now offsetting 100 percent of its energy use from renewable sources.
Green energy A 20 year power purchase agreement with SunEdison
The 2 MW solar farm is expected to generate enough energy to power more than 250 homes and avoid the emission of more than two million pounds of carbon dioxide, equivalent to taking 220 cars off the road.
Columbia, Md. is home to approximately 100,000 people, and is managed by the non-profit service corporation Columbia Association.
The non-profit is purchasing the solar power for the community through a 20 year power purchase agreement with SunEdison.
The solar farm is located outside of Columbia, and via virtual net metering credits the community can enjoy the benefits of solar without the need to locate the solar farm on-site. ■