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Morgnec Solar in Kent County, Maryland

A Proposed Solar Project

In Kent County, Maryland

Morgnec Solar enables the development of a new domestic, clean energy source produced locally on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The project poses no material impact to wetlands, cultural resources or threatened and endangered species and will yield significant Real Property Tax revenue for Kent County over its lifetime.

Morgnec Solar is pending permitting and approval.

Environmental and Economic Benefits

What does Morgnec Solar Mean for Your Community?

  • Enables the development of a new source of domestic, clean energy, helping Maryland reduce the amount of energy imported from out-of-state.

  • The project proposes no impacts to wetlands, cultural resources, or threatened and endangered species.

  • The project fencing is designed to accommodate the migration and movement of local wildlife.

  • Vegetative buffer plantings provide screening of the project for residents and along thoroughfares, and provide an opportunity to plan native trees, shrubs, grasses and pollinator species.

  • Morgnec Solar will yield significant Real Property Tax revenue for Kent County over its lifetime.

Benefits

What does this project mean for you and your community?

Local Economic Impact

Over its lifetime, Morgnec Solar will yield significant real property tax revenues to Kent County. That's 25-35 years of guaranteed revenue from a project that does not require costly infrastructure or public services or an increase in local traffic. Further, during construction, the project will require hundreds of workers on site, which will provide an economic boost to area businesses and service providers.

Locally Generated Clean Energy

Home-grown solar is vital to bolstering America's energy independence and enables Maryland to meet its target of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% clean electricity by 2040 with zero carbon emissions. The transition to clean energy is powered by strong communities whose landowners, local businesses, and citizens recognize their critical role in making it happen.

Land Restoration and Protection

Morgnec Solar has been designed to mitigate any material impact to wetlands, cultural resources, or threatened and endangered species. In addition, the project fencing is designed to accommodate the migration and movement of local wildlife. A native vegetative buffer will provide screening of the project for residents and along thoroughfares.

Location

Located in the central portion of Kent County, just east of Chestertown

PROJECT SIZE

Up to 45 MW

Timing

Construction could begin in 2024 with completion in 2025.

PRESERVED LAND WITHIN PROJECT DESIGN

MILLIONS GENERATED IN LOCAL TAX REVENUE

REMOTE LOCATION AND BUFFER ALONG ROADS

ANNUALLY POWERS 8,400 HOMES WHILE OFFSETTING 57,100 METRIC TONS OF CO2*

Project location

KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND

Located in the central portion of Kent County, just east of Chestertown. Morgnec Solar will interconnect to the power grid via an existing Delmarva Power Substation, located immediately adjacent to the project site.

Community Commitment

We are proud members of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce and strong supporters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

About Us

Urban Grid, a leading independent power producer, facilitates a rapid and sustainable energy transition by developing high-quality renewable energy projects, fostering community partnerships and serving as a good land steward. Our company is positioned to own and operate its facilities while cultivating a land management system that benefits farmers, communities and the natural world through agrivoltaics. Urban Grid maintains a delivery-focused approach with the goal of being a good neighbor, corporate citizen and trusted energy solutions partner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with teams situated strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has a long history of contributing to the clean energy economy. In addition to 940 megawatts currently contracted and under construction, we are actively developing a growing portfolio of more than 12,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage. 
 
Urban Grid is a portfolio company of Brookfield, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets.

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