Huge Solar Array at CCBC Catonsville
The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville campus has installed rows of solar panels covering parking lots 6 and 8. This is part of a 5.1-megawatt solar generation system that will have about 16,500 photovoltaic panels covering more than 1,400 parking spaces at the three main campuses including Dundalk and Essex.
Eight Electric Vehicle Charging Ports
Four dual-port ChargePoint charging stations capable of charging eight electric vehicles at once are installed, but not yet operational under the solar canopy in Catonsville. There will also be four dual-port charging stations at Essex and three at the Dundalk campus.
Solar to Supply 27% of Campus Electricity
Constellation Energy owns and operates the solar power system and CCBC will buy the electricity generated by the solar panels from Constellation under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The system is expected to generate around 6.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year which is enough to meet about 27 percent of the college’s electricity needs.
A fee is planned to use the electric car charging stations but the amount is not yet known. Follow @PlugInSites for updates.