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Rock Hall Town Council, Washington Gas Energy Systems And Standard Solar Dedicate 1.26 Megawatt, Net-Metered Solar Array On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

“Our participation in this large, public sector, aggregated, net-metered solar project affirms our commitment to bring clean and efficient energy solutions to local communities,” said Sanjiv Mahan, Vice President of Business Development for Washington Gas Energy Systems. “We are pleased to add the Rock Hall solar system to our growing portfolio of solar investments and commend the Town of Rock Hall and Kent County officials for their environmental leadership. Over the last three years, WGL Holdings, Inc. has invested more than $92 million into the development of commercial solar generation nation-wide, and $40 million in Maryland.”

Rock Hall will purchase the electricity generated by the system under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Washington Gas Energy Systems. There were no upfront costs to the Town of Rock Hall to build this solar system.

“In a very short time, Kent County has reinforced its solar leadership by more than doubling its net-metering capacity. We applaud them for enabling more solar power than any other county in the State of Maryland,” said Tony Clifford, CEO, Standard Solar. “The Rock Hall installation, together with the recently completed Worton and Kennedyville projects, will provide more than 4MW of solar power and provide an aggregated net-meter model for Maryland, demonstrating how communities can benefit from and utilize solar power."

About Rock Hall

Rock Hall, Md., is a pearl of the Chesapeake, a quaint fishing town that sits picturesquely on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. This quiet community traces its history back to 1707 and the beginnings of the United States – first as an important tobacco port, and later as a major fishing and crabbing center.

Today, Rock Hall is a unique sailing and boating destination, home to artists, vibrant music and lively entertainment. The town is well known for its many celebrations, festivals, spectacular fireworks, good food and traditional local fare. Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy Rock Hall’s natural wildlife settings and a journey back to a simpler time.

About Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc.

Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Washington Gas and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), design-builds and owns custom energy solutions that deliver financial, operational and carbon reduction results for non-residential customers across the United States. Washington Gas Energy Systems is focused on federal energy efficiency projects and commercial distributed generation assets including solar. For more information on how Washington Gas Energy Systems can make solar power a reality for you contact Nate Greenberg, 703-288-3614 x29, or e-mail

About Standard Solar

Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems. Dedicated to making solar solutions more accessible to consumers, businesses, institutions and governments, the company is leading the way to energy independence. Committed to offering responsible and energy cost-saving solar solutions that conform to the highest standards, Standard Solar is one of the most trusted and respected solar companies. Since 2004, Standard Solar has been the partner of choice to make solar energy financially accessible, helping customers through financing options, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and navigating expanded federal and state and local tax credits. The company’s Standard Energy Solutions (SES) division provides energy auditing and retrofitting services for energy improvement projects. Named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for three consecutive years by Inc. magazine, Standard Solar is headquartered in Rockville, Md. For more information, please visit or contact Keira Shein,, 410-363-9494.

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