EASTON — In the spirit of forming community partnerships that support local initiatives — while also spreading the benefits of renewable energy to local residents — Eastern Shore Land Conservancy has announce da new partnership with solar energy provider ForeFront Power.
In the partnership, ForeFront will donate $100 toward the organization’s programs and initiatives for each new Community Solar subscriber obtained via ESLC’s network of constituents.
You can review the available plans and reserve a spot in one of ForeFront Power’s Community Solar farms at www.forefrontpower.com/md-delmarva. To ensure your subscription benefits ESLC, use the code ESLC100 during the formal enrollment process to ensure that your impact is achieved. ForeFront will follow up with more details on next steps and what to expect.
Community solar projects give local energy consumers access to solar energy generated on smaller land footprints. For example, ForeFront Power’s Community Solar projects range from 12 to 22 acres.
Eastern Shore residents across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia are aware the region is the third most vulnerable to sea-level rise in the nation, according to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Community solar subscribers will be doing their part in supporting renewable energy adoption (while saving money) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Currently, about half of U.S. households are unable to install rooftop solar due to space, lack of sun exposure or ownership limitations, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Community Solar gives these households — including those who rent — an easy way to benefit from solar without installing or maintaining any equipment.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, founded in 1990, is working to educate residents on these impacts while continuing their mission to protect farmland and natural areas. Through these efforts, ESLC has protected nearly 65,000 acres of the Eastern Shore’s important natural habitat areas and prime farmland through easements on more than 310 properties.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to ForeFront via email at MDCusto merCare@forefrontpower.com or by phone at 410-442-6127.