The Annapolis Solar Park will be the largest solar project installed entirely on a capped landfill in the United States.
The 21.8 GWh of electricity generated by the plant are estimated to offset the equivalent amount of carbon captured by 12,334 acres of U.S. forests in one year.
Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, has been selected as preferred bidder for the development of the Annapolis Solar Park. The 16.8 MW photovoltaic system, stretching over the 80-acre area occupied by a land-fill in the city of Annapolis, Maryland, will be the largest solar park located entirely on a capped landfill in the United States. Building Energy and ABM Government Services, a leading provider of facility solutions, will develop the project in partnership with BQ Energy, a leading US developer of renewable energy systems built over landfills or other contaminated sites. The Annapolis Solar Park project, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2016, has an estimated value of 36 million dollars.