Standard Solar, OneEnergy Renewables, and CleanChoice Energy celebrated the completion of Glassywing, a 2MW community solar project, at an event yesterday in Dorchester County. Glassywing, named for a butterfly species found on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, includes landscaping designed to provide food and habitat to local pollinators. The new community solar project allows several hundred Delmarva Power customers to support local jobs, environmental protection, and strengthen community solar while saving up to 10 percent on their utility bills. In addition to representatives from the partner companies, the celebration was attended by local officials and residents.
“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.”
“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, Project Development Manager for OneEnergy Renewables.
“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.”
Community solar shares solar energy benefits when consumers cannot install solar panels on their property. Subscribers benefit from the electricity generated at the community solar project, which costs less than the price they would ordinarily pay. The community benefits from local jobs, the expanded tax base, and the growth of renewable energy.
Standard Solar, a nationally recognized leader in the development, funding, ownership, and operation of commercial and community solar assets based in Maryland, funded and will own and maintain the project. OneEnergy Renewables, through its regional office in Washington, D.C., initiated, developed, and permitted the Glassywing Solar project.
CleanChoice Energy, a cleantech company that empowers people and businesses to access climate solutions, is still accepting subscriptions from anyone that receives a Delmarva utility bill; area residents interested can sign-up today at: https://go.cleanchoiceenergy.com/glassywing
About CleanChoice Energy
CleanChoice Energy is a cleantech company that empowers people and businesses to easily access climate solutions. We use data-empowered technology to offer consumers easy, feel-good climate solutions so they can cut emissions, support renewable energy, and live cleaner lives. Founded in 2012, the company has become one of the fastest-growing businesses in America, as ranked on the Inc 5000 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. CleanChoice Energy is a Certified B Corporation and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America’s Green Business Network.
About Standard Solar
Standard Solar is powering the nation’s energy transformation – channeling its project development capabilities, financial strength, and technical expertise to deliver the benefits of solar, as well as solar + storage, to businesses, institutions, firms, governments, communities, and utilities. Building on 17 years of sustainable growth and in-house and tax equity investment capital, Standard Solar is a national leader in the development, funding and long-term ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets. Recognized as an established financial partner with immediate, deep resources, the company owns and operates more than 200 megawatts of solar across the United States. Standard Solar is based in Rockville, Md.
About OneEnergy Renewables
OneEnergy is an innovative solar energy developer, owner, and operator that partners with landowners, communities, and utility companies to deliver a breakthrough clean energy projects across the United States. Through its 12-year history, OneEnergy has completed more than 700 MW of currently operating solar projects across 70 distinct solar energy sites.