County throws switch to go solar
— County officials gathered outside the county administration building on Oct. 26 to officially throw the switch to use solar power from the array they recently finished building there.
This is the first of two solar projects the county is undertaking. The second project, on county property adjacent to The Highlands community near Fair Hill, is scheduled to be done in July. It is being built at the site of the former Highlands spray irrigation field for a now-closed community sewage treatment facility.
The Highland has been connected to a county-owned public sewer treatment plant at Meadowview off Fletchwood Road.
Solar City was awarded contracts for both projects and has worked closely with the county’s facilities management and maintenance staff to install and connect the solar system to the utility grid.
Cecil County anticipates a first year savings of $32,664 at the county building and another $179,803 from the Highlands site.
Cecil County has already confirmed a savings of 71 percent in the first two weeks of use. Delmarva Power helped implement this project.
County officials join Solar City and Delmarva Power representatives Oct. 26 to flip the switch to solar power at the county administration building.