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.