UGE gets go-ahead for 10-MW community solar portfolio

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A project rendering of the Queens rooftop project by Wildflower, LTD.

In March, solar development company UGE reached a progress notification milestone with six new community solar projects in Maine, New York and Maryland. In total, these six projects will add 10 MW of distributed solar power to the grid.

Among the six projects slated for construction are Maine’s largest rooftop solar project, UGE’s first project in Maryland, and UGE’s second brownfield solar redevelopment project . All projects are owned and operated by UGE.


In Maine, the largest rooftop community solar project will soon be built at Foxcroft Academy, a private high school in Dover Foxcroft. Foxcroft Academy and neighboring school districts will off-ake the energy generated by the project, saving significant electricity bills over the next 20 years.

“Appreciation for the natural environment is a core value of the Foxcroft Academy community,” said school principal Arnold Shorey. “We are proud to contribute to Maine’s transition to clean, renewable energy while offsetting the economic and environmental costs of school energy consumption.”

Two other projects in Maine are expected to begin construction in the coming months. UGE’s largest community solar project to date, his 2.9 MW ground-mounted project will be built in Bangor, Maine. All energy generated by the project will be used by local residents to save on electricity costs while supporting Maine’s transition to clean, renewable energy.


UGE will soon break ground on its first project, a 2.7 MW ground-mounted community solar farm in Oakland, Maryland.

The project has been in operation since 1980 and will be built at Lucas Landscaping and Turf Farm, the largest lawn grower in Western Maryland. The solar project will occupy 20 acres of the 160 acre farm and will continue to operate.

Adam Lucas, owner of Lucas Landscaping, said: “In addition to generating additional revenue for Lucas Landscaping, we are pleased that our solar farm will provide clean, affordable, renewable energy to the Auckland community.”

The Lucas Community Solar Project participates in UGE’s Low to Middle Income (LMI) program. This means that at least 30% of the energy generated by the project will be reserved for his LMI household. Enhancing equity in renewable energy is one of UGE’s guiding goals, aiming to provide his LMI households with no less than 25% of offtakes from UGE’s operational portfolio by 2026. I’m doing it.

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In New York, two new rooftop projects will join UGE’s portfolio of operations, the 457 kW project in Peekskill and the 375 kW project in Queens.

The Peekskill Project, which has already begun construction, sits on top of Spare Cube, a self-storage facility. The Queens project will be built on top of a modern warehouse under construction near John F. Kennedy International Airport. The warehouse is owned and developed by Wildflower, a New York City-based real estate developer. Currently in development.

Wildflower Managing Partner Adam Gordon said: “We are delighted to work with UGE to bring yet another community solar project to life.”

As part of an ongoing partnership Announced in November 2021, wireless provider T-Mobile will act as the anchor energy off-taker for both projects, supporting T-Mobile’s commitment to using 100% renewable energy to power its operations. UGE will reserve his 50% of the project’s energy output for low- to middle-income subscribers, allowing these homes and businesses to save more than 10% on their electricity bills.

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