Constellation Energy has been selected by the US state of Maryland to develop an approximately 15.9MW DC solar photovoltaic power installation under the state’s Generating Clean Horizons initiative. This installation will represent the bulk of a 17.1MW DC, approximately USD 60 million solar facility that will be constructed, owned, operated and maintained by Constellation Energy on land leased from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. The system is expected to be completed by December 2012 and would be the largest solar photovoltaic installation in Maryland. Renewable electricity produced by the system will be purchased by the state of Maryland under a 20 year solar power purchase agreement. The system is expected to produce more than 21,000,000kW hours of electricity per year. The system will utilize innovative thin-film photovoltaic solar panels situated on approximately 100 acres of university land. Under the agreement, Mount St. Mary’s University will also purchase 1.2MW of electricity from the system.