Garrett County, Maryland

System Information

  • Single-axis trackers
  • 500+ watt solar modules

Total Installed Capacity

175 MW

Supply Capacity

30,000 homes


$200 million

Construction Start

Q1 2022

Project Overview

CPV Backbone Solar (CPV Backbone) is located on a recently decommissioned coal mining site and is the largest solar project under development in western Maryland. The project’s 175-MWac capacity will power more than 30,000 homes—more than twice the county—and avoid over 200,000 tons of CO2 per year by displacing older, less efficient generation, while adding diversity to the region’s energy mix. CPV Backbone will employ 140-180 workers during construction and will bring significant tax benefits to Garrett County.

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