Retail power supplier Constellation has announced the completion of a 178-kW solar power project at Baltimore’s Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins). Henderson-Hopkins is a K-8 public school operated by Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
The solar installation is the second and largest solar generation project unveiled at a Baltimore city school.
Constellation financed the project’s development and will own and operate the installation while Henderson-Hopkins receives the electricity through a 15-year power purchase agreement.
The installation includes about 616 solar photovoltaic panels over about 10 percent of the building’s roof.
The solar project is expected to generate about 230,000 kWh of electricity in the first year.
Job trainees from the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training shadowed installers throughout construction on the project, which offers real-time data monitoring capabilities that are being integrated into the school’s curriculum so students can learn about solar electricity.
Constellation owns and oeprates more than 250 MW of solar capacity across the country, with 60 MW installed in Maryland.