EV Charging Stations Under Solar Array at CCBC Catonsville Campus

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A fee is planned to use the electric car charging stations but the amount is not yet known. Follow @PlugInSites for updates.