Wicomico County Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Solar Array Projects

During its meeting this week, the Wicomico County Council approved two preliminary agreements with SolarCity to construct two solar array projects that overtime could provide electricity for all county facilities. As reported by the Salisbury Daily Times,

By a vote of 5-2, with Joe Holloway and Bob Culver being the two “nos,” the council agreed to sign both the purchase power agreement and the performance guarantee agreement with SolarCity, creating the basic outline of the two-site project that Public Works Director Lee Beauchamp said could cut the county’s energy costs in half.

The council will hold a public hearing on October 7 to receive comments on the site location. The county Board of Education and the City of Salisbury plan to piggyback on the agreements negotiated by the county.