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Columbia Association to buy solar energy from west county farm
Columbia Association to buy solar energy from west county farm

A major Columbia institution plans to become greener in 2015 through the use of solar energy, a move its leaders say is "the right thing to do." Columbia Association, a large nonprofit and homeowner's association that manages many of Columbia's parks, pathways and fitness and recreational facilities, has agreed to a 20-year contract to annually purchase 2,500 megawatt-hours of solar energy from a solar farm in western Howard County. The purchase will account for 25 percent of Columbia Association's energy consumption for the year, CA said in a news release. "This solar project is a great step for our community and for the world we leave to our...

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