Solar Farms

solar installation on Carroll County farm

Real Food Farm/Civic Works of Baltimore (in development)

Real Food Farm is a project of the Civic Works, a Baltimore non-profit. This is currently the largest urban farm in the City.

MD House of Delegate Dana Stein and John Ciekot at future site of Community Harvester Solar on Real Food Farm

MD House of Delegate Dana Stein and John Ciekot at future site of Community Harvester Solar on Real Food Farm

Last year, Civic Works received as a donation a walk-in refrigerator unit to store its produce. In the fall of 2012 BGE/Constellation constructed a structure over the walk in refrigerator that will shade it and hold a group of photovoltaic solar panels. The panels will power all of the farms electrical needs and make the farm operation a net-zero energy facility. Civic Works is now in negotiation with Baltimore City Public Schools for a long term lease on the property. An investor group will be organized to raise the funds to pay for the panel installation.

Contact person is Dana Stein at dstein@civicworks.com

Calico Fields Farm of Centreville (in development)

This Eastern Shore farm raises lavender and organic vegetables. An investor group made of nearby residents and possibly members of a rural conservation group might finance the panels and share in the profits. The PV installation that will go on a new barn soon to be built.

Contact person is Jay Falstad at jfalstad@yahoo.com 410-928-3505

John Isabelle Acres Farm of Brandywine (in development)

This is an extended family multi-property project where an attempt is being made to farm sustainably and use solar as an energy source. It may be possible to create a solar project here under the relatively new state electric utility aggregation law.

Contact person is Stephanie DeVille Eugene at sdeville_eugene@yahoo.com

New structure built for solar installation at Real Food Farm

New structure built for solar installation at Real Food Farm

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