The University of Maryland unveiled 2,600 panels last Wednesday on top of the Severn Building, just south of Rt 193, near north College Park. The panels will provide enough power for 872 homes. Washington Gas Energy Services owns and operates the panels, which were installed by Standard Solar of Rockville. The university is buying the power from WGES under a 20-year agreement.

The University of Maryland says a new rooftop solar power array atop a College Park building is one of the largest in the Washington area.