Safari Energy announced that the solar rooftop system at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland is operational. The 2,056-kW project is currently providing clean energy to power the Class A shopping destination, owned by PREIT, a leading real estate investment trust.
The project is Safari Energy’s eighth in the state, bringing the total capacity of Safari Energy’s commercial rooftop solar systems in Maryland to nearly 10 MW. Francis Scott Key Mall is Safari Energy’s fifth project with PREIT, adding to a growing nationwide portfolio.
Matt Rudey, CEO of Safari Energy, said, “Safari Energy is proud to continue expanding our portfolio of projects with PREIT and to support the growth of renewable energy in Maryland. We look forward to completing more commercial solar projects in in the state as we help to advance a cleaner energy future.”
Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT, said, “We partnered with Safari Energy on our first rooftop solar project at Cherry Hill Mall in New Jersey, and we are pleased to continue building on this partnership with five installations now complete. Safari Energy has helped us realize significant economic value and environmental benefits from previously unused roof space from Massachusetts to Maryland, enhancing our sustainability efforts.”
Safari Energy developed the Francis Scott Key Mall project, conducting site analysis; engineering design; financial, tax and legal structuring; incentive capture; permitting; construction management and interconnection approval. The project has now moved into the asset management phase, with Safari Energy providing the site with operations and maintenance services. Safari Energy is similarly providing ongoing O&M services in Maryland for systems installed at Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore and Federal Plaza in Bethesda.
Francis Scott Key Mall is located in Frederick, Maryland, within an hour of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and offers shoppers more than 70 specialty retailers. PREIT, which owns Francis Scott Key Mall, operates a robust portfolio of carefully curated properties combining retail and lifestyle offerings with destination dining and entertainment experiences.
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