County Executive Gardner Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Ballenger-McKinney Photovoltaic Solar Project

First major Frederick County Government solar power project

FREDERICK, MD – County Executive Jan Gardner today held a ground-breaking ceremony for Frederick County Government’s first solar project. This major sustainability project will involve the construction of a nearly 2 million kilowatt hour photovoltaic solar array on 4.9 acres of vacant land to provide low-cost renewable energy to the Ballenger-McKinney Waste Water Treatment Plant.

“As the first solar project for Frederick County Government, this project will save green by going green,” said Executive Gardner. “Frederick County has a bright future using solar power!”

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