Church Hill Solar Project

Utility Delmarva Power and Light
Incentive Program MD SREC

From Field to Power Generator

Church Hill Solar Farm, LLC (CHSF) is a 7.36 MW (DC) utility-scale solar PV generation facility located on the eastern shore of Maryland. The site is ideally situated in a flat open field that surrounds the price substation of Delmarva Power and Light (DPL). The system generates approximately 9,100 MWh a year, enough power to provide electricity to 770 homes. CHSF has received its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the state of Maryland and has secured a ground lease for a 25-year term with two five-year options (35-year lease in total), providing clean electric power to Maryland’s residents for a generation.

The Economic Benefits of Clean Energy

In addition to the Maryland solar incentive of approximately $180/SREC, this project produces revenue as well as clean power:

  • Clean Energy Production Tax Credit of over $400,000
  • This system has a 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Accelerated Depreciation. Under the Accelerated Depreciation rules, the owner of the solar system may deduct roughly 20% of the total system cost each year for five years

Sustainable Power, A Sustainable Environment for Southern Mary

The Church Hill solar project’s 7,360 KW capacity not only reduces energy costs for both DPL and southern Maryland’s residents, but it also helps both DPL and the State of Maryland meet their sustainability goals. 7,360 KW of solar power is the equivalent of:

  • The CO2 emissions of 7,034,990 pounds of burned coal
  • The greenhouse gas emission of a passenger vehicle driven 13,425,091 miles
  • The carbon sequestered by 6,452 acres of US forests in one year

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