TIMONIUM, Md. — A solar project underway at Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Maryland State Fair Board Members, legislators, and the media were given a tour of the ground-breaking project Monday.
Attendees were taken to the top of the Cow Palace to see the recently completed solar construction in action.
Officials say the campus uses a lot of energy every year between hosting 2 million people, and its 42 buildings.
"This could actually save us $1.2 million in energy and it also is going to reduce the carbon footprint," said Garry Brewster the chairman of the Board of the Maryland State Fair. "This will provide 85% of the Maryland State Fairgrounds energy needs. It's going to benefit the environment and save us money. It's really a win-win."
The solar project will also be able to be utilized by surrounding communities
Officials say it will remove 2,000 tons of carbon out of the air every year.