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Pocomoke City Breaks Ground On Solar Energy Project

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - The largest municipal solar energy project in Maryland is now reportedly on the way to Pocomoke City.

On Wednesday evening, the city held a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar electric generation plant, which will cover more than 10 acres of vacant city land, with more than 6,200 new solar panels.

Pocomoke leaders say the electricity produced will be virtually credited to electric meters in all city buildings and is expected to reduce bills by more than $40,000 annually.

"Ultimately it benefits the tax payers of our community," says Russell Blake, Pocomoke City Manager. "We're going green and we're proud to be involved in energy conservation projects such as this, and we're proud that we can act as a model possibly to other local governments."

The project, made possible through Standard Solar LLC and a Power Purchase Agreement with Sun Edison, is reportedly at no cost to the city for the first 20 years.

Blake says construction is set to begin on August 17th.

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