It will happen at Mount St. Mary's University at 10 a.m.
The new solar power system of Maryland's Generating Clean Horizon's initiative will be unveiled today during a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday at Mount St. Mary's University at 10 a.m.
Ron Melchior, the director of Renewable Energy, said there are two systems on 100 acres of land. One is a 1.6 megawatt system that will directly power the university and cost lower than their current electric rates.
"And with Mount St. Mary's, the direct system, if there comes a time when we are overproducing what they can use, in the state of Maryland we are allowed to net meter projects so the power will go back onto the grid and is somewhat stored there until they need it," Melchoir said.
The other is a 16.1 mega-watt system with solar panels to deliver power to the University System of Maryland and the Department of General Services for Maryland. The ground mounted installation is comprised of approximately 220,000 advanced thin film PV panels.