Columbia, Md. is the latest U.S. city to go 100-percent renewable through the use of wind and solar power projects.
The city sources 75 percent of its power from wind renewable energy credits, and 25 percent from a 2-MW solar farm in SunEdison and BITHENERGY’s Nixon Farm solar project in Maryland.
Non-profit organization Columbia Association manages the city. The non-profit is purchasing the solar power through a 20-year power purchase agreement with SunEdison.
SunEdison provided its solar panels and financing for the construction,while developer BITHENERGY designed the project and completed the permitting, site work and pre-construction services for the project.
SolAmerica is the engineering, procurement and construction firm building the plant. SunEdison Services will provide the operation and maintenance and will also provide round-the-clock asset management, monitoring and reporting services.