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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Executive Gardner Officially Commissions New Solar Array at County Landfill

Commissioning of Solar Panels at County Landfill

Frederick County Is Powered By the Sun

County Executive Jan Gardner officially commissioned a new solar array at the Reichs Ford Road Landfill that will generate enough renewable energy to supply close to 20% of the county’s general electric usage. The array, comprised of 7,776 panels over nearly 14 acres, is expected to produce more than 3 ½ million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.

“Frederick County is powered by the sun and leading the way on renewable energy,” Executive Gardner said. “Our electric buses are being charged using solar energy, so they are running on 100 percent renewable energy! This project ensures that Frederick County is poised for a bright future for generations to come.”

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