Washington Business Journal: Catholic Charities teams with Ohio firm to build one of D.C.'s largest solar arrays

By Tristan Navera and Katishi Maake – Washington Business Journal

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese is moving forward with a project to build one of the District's largest solar arrays.

Ohio-based IGS Solar and its design and construction partner, Millersville, Maryland-based Solar Energy Services Inc., will build a 2-megawatt, 5,000-panel solar ground array and pollinator field on 5 acres surrounding the Gift Peace House and convent at 2800 Otis St. NE in Woodridge.

The project, expected to be completed by early 2020, is a joint venture with Catholic Energies, a service within the Catholic Climate Covenant that provides development services, expertise and access to financial resources for Catholic organizations attempting to install renewable energy sources.

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