Standard Solar and Delaware Technical Community College Receive Solar Focus Project of the Year Award
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company, received the Project of the Year Award for its solar project for Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) during Solar Focus 2017. This annual east coast solar industry conference is hosted by the Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), affiliate of the national Solar Energy Industries Association. The awards recognize outstanding local solar professionals and organizations that are advancing the state of the industry through innovation, advocacy and leadership.
Completed through a partnership with Urban Grid, Standard Solar was recognized for its work with Delaware Tech for a two-phased solar project that combined statewide systems in a 2.1 megawatt solar system.
The combined project is one of the largest solar systems in Delaware and is expected to generate more than 2,960,000 kilowatt hours per year. This amount of power is equivalent to offsetting the CO2 emissions from 2,219,789 pounds of coal burned or 220 homes’ energy use for each year. Completed in June 2017, the final phase featured a 449 kilowatt (kW) carport and a 296 kW rooftop array on the Terry Campus in Dover and two rooftop arrays totaling 585 kW on the Owens Campus in Georgetown.
“We are honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award from our peers in the solar industry,” said Scott Wiater, president & CEO, Standard Solar. “We will continue to look for innovative ways to further drive the adoption of solar technologies and congratulate Delaware Tech and the state of Delaware for its energy vision and leadership.”
Delaware Tech’s focus on advancing energy management studies includes energy labs in all three counties and associate degrees in renewable energy, solar, energy management and building automation systems.
Urban Grid financed the projects through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Delaware Tech. While this installation will offset Delaware Tech’s energy requirements and provide a hedge against potentially volatile energy prices into the future, it will also contribute to Delaware’s renewable energy portfolio standard. With these projects, the college is exhibiting its dedication to furthering renewable energy and energy management education while reducing their own carbon footprint.
Held November 7-8, 2017 in Washington, DC, Solar Focus 2017 brings together solar professionals and industry leaders across the Mid-Atlantic to share ideas, build partnerships, and envision the future of solar power. MDV-SEIA is celebrating its 30th year of regional advocacy for an industry that continues to grow and supports over 10,000 jobs.
About Standard Solar
Standard Solar, Inc. is a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide. Dedicated to making Distributed Generation (DG) solar more accessible to businesses, institutions, governments and utilities, the company is forging the path for clean, renewable energy development through turnkey solutions. With more than 100 megawatts installed, financed or maintained, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for four consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, Standard Solar operates nationally and is headquartered in Rockville, Md. For more information, please visit www.standardsolar.com.