BLUEGRASS SOLAR PROJECT
As the largest solar project in the state of Maryland, the BLUEGRASS SOLAR PROJECT is a 100 megawatt (MW) solar site that occupies approximately 500 acres across three parcels in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, roughly an hour east of Baltimore, and an hour northeast of Washington, D.C.
Composed of approximately 300,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules and single-axis horizontal racking systems, the Bluegrass Project employed over 250 people during construction and will provide Queen Anne’s County with up to 6 million in additional tax revenue over the life of the project.
Jones Power was charged with leading all civil and environmental work for this large-scale commercial project, providing site preparation, erosion control, access roads, substation pads, and seeding. Our team was awarded the project at the end of 2021, mobilizing within two weeks to begin our scope of work. Learning to become accustomed to winter in the northeast, our team faced harsh winter conditions within the first few weeks which slowed our timeline of construction. We worked closely and openly with the client and their engineering team, being transparent regarding the challenges of the project, but providing optimal solutions to complete our scope of work.
With the help of Jones Power, the BLUEGRASS SOLAR PROJECT is now delivering hours of clean energy to local Queen Anne County homes for years to come.
& SUBSTATION PAD CONSTRUCTION
UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR SNAPSHOT
LOCATION: Queen Anne’s County, MD
MEGAWATTS (MW): 100
SCOPE OF WORK: Civil & Environmental Services