Pollinator-Friendly Solar Site Helps Power National Geographic Headquarters

Did you know that almost half the energy needed to power National Geographic Society headquarters now comes from solar energy? National Geographic is purchasing the renewable resource from Baker Point Solar, Cypress Creek Renewables’ first solar site in Maryland, a facility that also provides an important habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies, helping to maintain a planet in balance.

Mike Ulica, the Society’s executive vice president, chief operating and financial officer, represented National Geographic at an inaugural site tour and ribbon cutting ceremony at Baker Point Solar last month. Located along Old Frederick Road in Thurmont, Maryland, Baker Point is the first solar array inspired by Maryland’s statewide legislation supporting pollinator-friendly solar sites. It is also host to more than 34,000 solar modules.