Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) and Cedar Ridge Community Church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 30 to celebrate the completion of a 2.5 MWdc community solar project in Montgomery County, Maryland. TurningPoint Energy developed the project under the State of Maryland’s Community Solar Pilot Program. The array was built on Cedar Ridge Community Church’s (CRCC) property and will provide hundreds of subscribed households with lower monthly energy costs.
“As a community of hope we are delighted to devote eight acres of our property to solar power,” said Matthew Dyer, lead pastor at CRCC. “It’s a practical and essential expression of our desire to play our part in creating a sustainable future for this beautiful planet we all love and depend upon.”
SRE owns the market share of Maryland’s community solar projects (90 MWDC) operating under the state’s Community Solar Pilot Program. Upon completion, their portfolio will power approximately 12,500 local homes and businesses. Nearly one-third of the projects will serve low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers, highlighting the industry’s unique ability to provide renewable energy savings to Americans of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
“We’re proud to have partnered with CRCC and TurningPoint Energy and are excited to expand renewable energy access to low-income Marylanders,” said Brian Dunn, COO of SRE.