FEDERALSBURG, Maryland – A groundbreaking will take place at the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company, 208 University Avenue North, Federalsburg, on October 28, 2014 at 10 AM. The groundbreaking marks the beginning stages for the first fire department Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the Eastern Shore.
Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company will have long-term electric rate stability through the PPA agreement with Paradise Energy Solutions as the solar installer and Solar Lane, LLC. financier.
The 85.2 kilowatt (kW) solar system is guaranteed to produce 110,231 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year. The 284 module solar system will also offset one of the following: 85.7 tons of CO2 per year, 1,995 trees per year, or 180.8 barrels of oil per year.