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The Alpha Ridge Land­fill gas-to-energy sys­tem gen­er­ates 1 MW of energy every hour – enough to power 500 homes for a year.


The County prop­erty tax credit pro­gram for renew­able energy sys­tems, such as geot­her­mal and solar, pro­vided 565 cred­its total­ing over $2.5 mil­lion to make these sys­tems more afford­able for home­own­ers to install and kick start the renew­able energy indus­try in the region.


Howard County estab­lished rec­om­men­da­tions on how to install solar on his­toric prop­er­ties, thus pre­serv­ing the char­ac­ter of the struc­ture while allow­ing for renew­able energy generation.


The solar PV sys­tem on the East Colum­bia branch of The Howard County Library gen­er­ates enough energy to power 913 homes for one day, and avoids emis­sions equiv­a­lent to those pro­duced by 2076 cars in one day.

Solar panel arrays installed at the re-purposed New Cut Land­fill are pro­jected to sup­ply 90% of nearby Wor­thing­ton Ele­men­tary School’s energy needs.

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