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Specialty grocer commits to solar power


Mom’s Organic Market is extending its renewable energy portfolio.

The family owned and operated Maryland-based chain has begun purchasing all power from a designated solar farm in Kingsville, Maryland., bundled with national solar renewable energy credits.

This 1.5-megawatt DC system is projected to output 2,124,000 kilowatts per year. Mom’s will purchase the entire system's output for the next 20 years.

This arrangement, which represents one of only a handful of retail grid-connected solar projects in Maryland, is adding new renewable energy capacity as opposed to harnessing renewables already on the power grid.

The power generated by the solar farm will account for 25% of the total power needs of Mom’s stores in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

"Our 20 year agreement to purchase this solar array's output signifies our dedication to renewable, clean energy," said founder and CEO, Scott Nash. "With expanding options for solar, we hope other businesses follow suit!"

Mom’s support of this new solar farm expands its renewable energy portfolio, as they already offset over 100% of their energy usage with wind power renewable energy credits.

The company partnering with WGL Energy Systems and Services (WGL Energy) on the project.

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