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Solar project underway at Maryland State Fairgrounds

Project will remove 2,000 tons of carbon out of the air every year
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Posted at 7:11 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 19:39:33-04

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.