HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A solar power developer is agreeing to a four-year deadline for erecting 100,000 solar panels at a state prison complex near Hagerstown.

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The Maryland Public Service Commission released on Friday a set of conditions set by various state agencies for the 20-megawatt project proposed by Easton-based Maryland Solar LLC.

 

The conditions are part of a settlement agreement the company announced Thursday in its quest for state certification.

 

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Construction must begin within three years of permitting and be operational within four years.

 

Maryland Solar has said it hopes to start construction this year to be eligible for a federal tax credit.

 

The project would be on 250 acres now used for farming. It would be Maryland’s largest solar array.

 

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