As of October 1, 2020, the station has generated over one million kilowatt-hours, eliminating over 800 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to charging over 92 million smartphones.
WBOC, Draper Holdings’ CBS affiliate in Salisbury, Md. (DMA 136) , is celebrating clean energy thanks to its 908-kilowatt solar farm located behind its station since 2019.
The station used a portion of the 20 acres of land it owns behind the facility to construct the solar farm, which comprises over 2,000 solar panels.
“We turned on the field last November and planned a ribbon-cutting earlier this spring,” said Laura Baker, Draper Holdings’ COO. “But it was canceled because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety, of course, takes priority. And we’re pleased that we have been powering our station with clean, renewable energy for almost a year.”
On average, there are about 209 sunny days in Salisbury. Baker says the design of the solar field covers 100% of the station’s energy needs.
As of Oct. 1, the station has generated over 1 million kilowatt-hours, eliminating over 800 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to charging over 92 million smartphones.
“We hope that we can serve as an example to other local businesses in moving toward affordable green energy options.”
WBOC used Ultra Solar and Wind Solutions, an authorized dealer for the solar manufacturer SunPower based in California, to construct the solar field.
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Posted by WBOC TV 16 Delmarva's News Leader on Thursday, October 1, 2020
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