Its essential that we lead by example, said UMCES president Don Boesch, who has led the University System of Marylands Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative since 2008.
UMCES signed an agreement this spring with Standard Solar to install the solar field.
UMCES agrees to purchase the equivalent energy being generated over the next 20 years from Standard Solar.
We applaud UMCES for its renewable initiatives and innovative efforts to achieve their energy-reduction goals, said Tony Clifford, CDO, Standard Solar.
researchers are helping improve our scientific understanding of Maryland, the region and the world through its three laboratories - the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, and Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge - and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park.