Perdue Farms has completed phase 1 and started phase 2 of a large commercial solar energy system that will provide up to 90% of the energy required by the company's corporate offices in Salisbury, Md., and a feed mill in Bridgeville, Md., when complete.  

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The system, constructed in partnership with Standard Solar Inc. and Washington Gas Energy Services, will include a total of 11,000 solar panels once complete. Phase 1, construction at the feed mill, involved a 6,720-panel solar farm that covers 360,000 square feet and will produce 1.6 megawatts of power at capacity. The Salisbury phase of the project is expected to be completed in October.