PowerFlex and Summit Ridge Energy Celebrate Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Nation’s Largest Rooftop Community Solar Installation

The 9.2 MW solar project utilizes 23 acres of roof space to generate significant energy savings for the surrounding area.

HAMPSTEAD, MARYLAND (Nov. 30, 2021) — PowerFlex partnered with Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) to provide the engineering, procurement, and construction services for a 9.2 MW solar project located in Carrol County, Maryland. The project, which is part of the community solar program, is located on a large commercial warehouse owned by STAG Industrial. Together along with Black Bear Energy, who facilitated the partnership between SRE and STAG, they celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony for this notable project that will provide monthly savings to approximately 1,300 residential and small commercial customers across Maryland.

"This is a marquee project for Summit Ridge, our capital partners at Hannon Armstrong and the entire community solar industry," said Summit Ridge CEO Steve Raeder. "Leveraging 23 acres of largely unused roof space to generate energy savings for thousands of Marylanders is precisely the direction our nation's energy generation strategy needs to head."

"This solar project resulting from the partnership of Summit Ridge Energy and STAG Industrial is an excellent example in alignment with Governor Hogan's roadmap of deploying renewable energy on available rooftop or brownfield space," said Dr. Mary Beth Tung, Director of the Maryland Energy Administration. "Clean energy from this installation will benefit the local economy and create opportunities for a wide variety of organizations and residents."

“We are proud to design and manage this notable solar installation that provides direct financial benefits to so many customers in the surrounding community. A project of this size demonstrates how solar energy is truly a scalable solution that supports a greener grid and helps Maryland work towards achieving its renewable energy goals.” said Chris Krempecke, Regional Director of Project Management, PowerFlex.

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