The Authority has been a leader in providing renewable energy from waste for many years. As renewable energy resources are becoming more important, the Authority has expanded its role in providing renewable energy by developing solar energy projects at solid waste facilities. Our first successful project is a 280 kw DC system on the roof of the Montgomery County Transfer Station. Energy from this project helps to offset the electricity needs of the transfer station. The Authority also developed a larger project on Howard County’s New Cut Road Landfill. The Howard County project generates electricity to help reduce the need of the Worthington Elementary School to purchase electricity from the grid.