Solar Farm Spotlight: Apollo

Community Solar Farm
  • Dec 1, 2020

Each month, we spotlight one of the solar farms in our Community Solar program. Community Solar is a new way to receive some of the financial benefits of solar energy—without the hassle of installing your own solar panels. You can learn more about what Community Solar is in this blog post

The solar farms in our Community Solar program are groups of solar panels located in a field or on a rooftop that leverage the power of the sun to produce renewable energy. Solar farms typically feed into the larger electricity grid and help to shift the fuel mix to clean, renewable sources—while helping customers save money on their electric bills!

This month’s solar farm is Apollo Community Solar Farm

Location:

Apollo Community Solar Farm is located in Hanover, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County—not far from BWI airport!

Customers:

Apollo Community Solar Farm can support more than 125 residential customers within the BGE utility service area in Maryland. Apollo customers receive up to 10% savings on their solar bill credits!*

Interconnection (when the solar farm starts generating power): 

Apollo Community Solar Farm “turned on” and started generating solar power in May 2020. Since interconnection, more than 125 homeowners and renters have now cut their emissions and lead cleaner, healthier lives while supporting the development of pollution-free renewable energy.

Capacity (how much solar energy the solar farm can generate):

Apollo Community Solar Farm has the capacity to generate 2,510,000 kWh of clean solar energy each year. That’s the equivalent of:¹

  • 383 cars taken off the road for one year; or

  • 1,955,443 pounds of coal not burned; or

  • 29,345 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!

More about solar in Maryland:

  • Maryland ranks 16th in the country for solar capacity.²

  • There is enough solar installed in Maryland to power more than 146,000 homes.²

  • Solar prices in Maryland have fallen 38% over the last 5 years!²

Interested in joining a Community Solar farm? 

If you’re a Maryland resident within BGE’s service area, you can sign up today and save up to 10% on your electric bill.* 

If you’re not a Maryland resident, find your local Community Solar farm and sign up today to save money and the planet!

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¹EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

²SEIA, Maryland Solar

*IMPORTANT: Community Solar offers up to 25 years of bill credits with your subscription to a community solar farm. The subscription price is subject to change each Renewal Term and is not regulated by the Maryland Public Services Commission. The subscription price quoted is only for the specified product or services provided by the subscriber organization and does not include any tax, commodity, utility distribution or transmission charge, or any other utility fee or charge. The value of your bill credits is not guaranteed and may increase or decrease over the term of the Agreement based on your utility’s rates. Savings are not guaranteed. You may be subject to an early termination fee of $250. Your purchase of bill credits helps support community solar development in Maryland and the environmental attributes of the solar energy production will be retained by the Owner of the farm. Limited to well-qualified applicants. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Review the Subscription Agreement for additional details.


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