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Solar power project in East Baltimore brings jobs, renewable energy


BALTIMORE – The day started off cloudy, but solar power was on the minds of people living in one East Baltimore community Thursday.

Grid Alternatives is kicking off a pilot community resiliency project in the neighborhood. Solar power and cool roofs are being installed in 10 homes and a community center.

Leonard Willis lives on Orleans Street and is one of the first to benefit.

“Being a senior it will cut my bill down, gives me more money to spend on things, things I like to do like make improvements to my house, that’s right on time,” Willis said.

Brendon Quinlivan of Constellation Energy said homeowners will benefit because power will be generated at the time of day which has the highest energy use.

The project brings job training to the area as well, with local men and women getting on the job training during these installations.

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