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MOM’s Organic Market, based in Rockville, Md., is purchasing all of the power from a Kingsville, Md., solar farm bundled with national solar renewable energy credits for the next 20 years. The 1.5 megawatt system is projected to output 2,124,000 kilowatts per year; which will supply about 25 percent of the total power needs for the 15 stores located in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Pennsylvania and Virginia.
This new partnership with WGL Energy Systems and Solutions expands the company’s renewable energy portfolio, as the stores already offset more than 100 percent of their energy usage with wind power renewable energy credit. The arrangement also is only one of a handful of retail grid-connected solar projects in Maryland. It also adds new renewable energy capacity as opposed to harnessing renewables already on the power grid.
“Our 20-year agreement to purchase this solar array’s output signifies our dedication to renewable, clean energy,” said Scott Nash, founder/CEO of MOM’s. He founded the company in 1987 with a purpose to protect and restore the environment.