From Harford County Public Schools:
Harford County Public Schools and SunEdison will activate of six, large-scale solar power systems in a celebration on the rooftop of Edgewood High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The combined 1.2 MW systems are expected to generate an average of 1.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, enough to power more than 2,600 homes over the twenty-year power purchase agreement term. Board of Education of Harford County President Mark M. Wolkow, HCPS Superintendent of Schools Robert M. Tomback, Ph.D., and HCPS Resource Conservation Manager Andrew P. Cassilly will be in attendance, as well as Harford County Executive David R. Craig and representatives from SunEdison.
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The multi-school program was made possible in part by the grant funding from the Maryland Energy Administration’s (MEA) Project Sunburst program and a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with SunEdison. These solar electric projects, along with two solar hot water sites, are just some of the many new initiatives to help promote a more sustainable system of school operations.