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Loyola University Maryland signs renewable energy agreement with Maryland-based Chaberton Energy

Students gather in the Fernandez Center

Loyola University Maryland will support clean energy development in Maryland by purchasing electricity generated by Friendship Solar Farm in West Friendship, Md. The university signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Chaberton Energy Holdings, which developed the solar farm in partnership with SunEast Renewables. Chaberton Energy is a Maryland-based renewable energy company funded by Greenbacker Development Fund.

“This is an important step toward moving our campus and our community toward sustainability,” said Helen Schneider, associate vice president for facilities and risk management. “Loyola is excited to take a leadership role in the fight against climate change and offer the opportunity for our community to reduce our carbon footprint and support renewable energy projects.”

The solar farm will be completed in the first half of 2022 and will generate clean, local solar energy for both commercial and residential use by Baltimore Gas & Electric customers. Customers can sign up online with Chaberton’s partner Neighborhood Sun, a Maryland-based solar energy service, to receive solar energy from Friendship Solar Farm through BGE at a lower cost than standard energy.

About Chaberton Energy

Chaberton Energy develops renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects. Chaberton Energy primarily develops distributed solar generation assets in the Mid-Atlantic and in the Western U.S., from origination to ready-to-operate. Chaberton Energy is funded by Greenbacker Development Fund, is based in Maryland and has over 300 MW of active projects in development. For more information, go to