Pepco Energy Services has entered into an agreement to design and construct a $2.3m solar photovoltaic (PV) project for the US Department of Energy at the Germantown, Maryland, campus.

The project will be implemented under the US General Services Administration’s Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) with Pepco.

This solar renewable power project uses monocrystalline PV modules manufactured by the Federal Prison Industries (FPI).

The 10-month construction project award includes a 300kW solar PV ground-mounted array and a 52kW solar PV carport array with a Class II electric car charging station.

According to Pepco, both the ground array and the carport array will be operational by July 2011.