ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, completed installation of a 265kW garage-top solar canopy for developer Federal Realty Investment Trust. The 7-level, 566 parking space garage is part of Pike & Rose, the developer’s new mixed-use residential, retail and office project in Rockville, MD. ClicktoTweet
The 855-panel array, expected to produce 226,500 kWh a year, will offset approximately 30 percent of the energy required to power the garage and the multiple electric vehicle charging stations.
“As the tallest and most visible renewable energy project on Rockville Pike, this project was an especially exciting one for us,” said Scott Wiater, president of Standard Solar. “And, even better, the garage-top solar canopy will be an ever-present reminder of the power and value of solar energy to the thousands of people who park in the garage or see it as they drive by the structure.”
The project, including the solar canopy and the electric vehicle charging stations, was funded in part through a “Parking Lot Solar Photovoltaic Canopy with Electric Vehicle Charger Program” grant from the Maryland Energy Administration.
Completed in October, the project was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 18.
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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.