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US schools project begins on-site power construction

Construction has begun on a 2.8 MW on-site power project for eight schools in the Montgomery County Public School system in Maryland, USA.

The project’s eight solar photovoltaic plants are expected to deliver approximately $200,000 of savings per year at current utility rates.

‘Montgomery County Public Schools has a comprehensive districtwide program to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities through an Environmental Sustainability Management Plan, which includes generating solar power, recycling initiatives, energy conservation efforts and a commitment to green construction practices,’ said Dr. Andrew Zuckerman, chief operating officer for the school system.

SunEdison is partnering with solar installer Standard Solar to construct the project.

Construction of the first phase of the 2.8 MW solar project is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2015. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services.