As of this morning's sunrise at 5:42 am, family owned and operated, Maryland-based MOM's Organic Market has begun purchasing all power from a designated solar farm in Kingsville, MD, bundled with national solar renewable energy credits. This 1.5-megawatt DC system is projected to output 2,124,000 kilowatts per year. MOM's will purchase the entire system's output for the next 20 years.
This arrangement represents one of only a handful of retail grid-connected solar projects in Maryland. Furthermore, it is adding new renewable energy capacity as opposed to harnessing renewables already on the power grid.
The power generated by the solar farm will account for 25 percent of the total power needs of MOM's stores in Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
"Our 20-year agreement to purchase this solar array's output signifies our dedication to renewable, clean energy," says Founder/CEO, Scott Nash. "With expanding options for solar, we hope other businesses follow suit!"
MOM's support of this new solar farm expands their renewable energy portfolio, as they already offset over 100 percent of their energy usage with wind power renewable energy credits. MOM's is thrilled to be partnering with WGL Energy Systems and Services (WGL Energy) for this project.
"WGL Energy is dedicated to delivering energy solutions that reflect a diverse range of energy sources, and we are proud to support MOM's with an innovative solar solution," said Sanjiv Mahan, president, WGL Energy.