Howard County, Maryland Solar Portfolio

  • New Construction Solar
  • 29 MW
  • Howard County Government
  • Acquired: 2021; Completed: 2022 & 2023

In 2021, we announced that CleanCapital would finance the construction of ten projects totaling 29 MW in Howard County, Maryland, as part of the largest power purchase agreement (PPA) in the state.

The Howard County PPA is part of the municipal government’s larger Live Green Howard initiative. When all the sites are operational, they will provide at least 60 percent of the County government’s electricity usage, with a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalent of taking nearly 7,000 cars off the road. The combined anticipated cost benefit to the County over the 25-year life of the contract is more than $1.5 million.

In 2022, CleanCapital secured $71.4 million of tax equity and debt financing for the Howard County portfolio. The debt financing was arranged with CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, and the tax equity transaction was with Nelnet, Inc. CleanCapital will generate approximately $250 million in tax credits from these projects, making us the sponsor of choice for tax equity investors focused on the renewables market.