Chimes Solar (700kMW) - Baltimore, MD
BITHENERGY designed and constructed a 669kW solar power station on the Chimes International campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Chimes International, a non-profit organization servicing mentally-challenged people throughout the United States, was seeking to stabilize its energy prices and to enhance its “green” image and strategy. They contracted with BITHENERGY to provide a ground mount and rooftop solar power station for their campus. The system combines a solar canopy rooftop system on some of their buildings and a ground mount system using a parking lot. BITHENERGY has a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Chimes, with an option to extend to 25 years. The total constructed value of the installation will be $2.9M. The project consists of four sites and was constructed in four phases:
- Phase 1: 4815 Seton Drive - System size is 104.65kW (annual output=135,420 KWH)
- Phase 2: 4810 Seton Drive - System size is 53.82kW (annual output=69,598 KWH)
- System size is 131.56kW (annual output=170,243 KWH)
- Phase 4: Ground mount system - System size is 379.50 kW (annual output=491,085
BITHENERGY overcame challenges related to Hurricane Irene, an earthquake and torrential rain throughout September and completed the project on schedule. Along with those environmental obstacles, the team also had to figure out a way to build the ground-mounted system on a hill, which required devising a new approach, called the wave and fan.
"Daniel and crew from BITH was a pleasure to work with. Everyone knew their job and did it exceptionally well. My whole experience with BITH has been exceptional."
Director of Facilities