Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the Annapolis City Council accepted, on First Reader, the selection of Annapolis Solar Park, LLC for development of the solar segment of the planned Annapolis Renewable Energy Park (AREP). The Energy Park will be constructed at the site of the closed and capped Annapolis Landfill, located in the vicinity of Interstate 97, Maryland Route 450 and Crownsville Road in Anne Arundel County.
Annapolis Solar Park, LLC, one of five companies bidding for the project, will develop, build, own, operate and maintain the 16.8 megawatt solar photovoltaic project, converting sunlight into direct current electricity, on approximately 80 acres of closed landfill under a 20-year land-lease. This project, when completed, will be the largest solar project identified by the Environmental Protection Agency exclusively installed on a closed landfill.
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