Maryland solar project to reduce electricity costs, avoid thousands of pounds of toxic emissions


Nearly 1,430 of Delaware's Motech Americas LLC 300-watt solar panels will be installed at GoldCrust Baking in Landover, Md. and will contribute to the reduction of elimination of 869,000 lbs. of CO(2) emissions, 1,405 lbs. of nitrogen dioxide emissions and 3,200 lbs. of sulfur dioxide emissions while reducing electricity costs by about $250,000 annually.

The project began construction in fourth quarter 2013 and will be operational in 2014. 

Dave Holleran, senior manager of Module Sales for Motech Americas noted that the reduction of emissions is equivalent of 909,407 car miles not driven and 10,126 trees grown for 10 years. Holleran also added that when the project goes online, the facility will be provided with 545,000 kwh's of clean electricity annually, and more than 10.3Mill kwh's over the term of the power purchase agreement.

Alternative Energy Development LLC holds the power purchase agreement, while SolarSense will assist in developing, financing, constructing and own and operate the solar PV system.

MOTECH Americas provides services for clean and renewable energy globally.

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