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Maryland Capital Area Solar 101: Hosted by Frederick County & the City of Frederick

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to

Arlington Solar 101: Co-op Info Session

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels. Co-op members get: • a free review of

Capital Area Solar Co-op Info Session HOSTED by Gaithersburg

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to

Maryland Solar 101: Hosted by the City of Rockville

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to

Maryland Solar 101: Hosted by Frederick County and City of Frederick

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to

Capital Area Solar Co-op Chooses Solar Installers

The Montgomery County Solar Co-Op partnered with other area jurisdictions to create the nation’s first regional solar co-op, the Capital Area Solar Co-Op. This co-op aims to expand solar opportunities for residents and businesses in the County and throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Members of the Capital Area Solar Co-Op include Washington, D.C.; Arlington

Extra Credit Opportunities: Learn about the climate this summer! 

While MCPS may be out for the summer, there’s no need for students to pause their climate education. Numerous organizations are offering affordable, virtual camps and workshops focused on the environment and climate change. These educational opportunities are a great way for your student to begin or continue building their knowledge of climate issues.  To all Montgomery County students, we wish you a happy summer and happy learning! 

Maryland Capital Area Solar 101: Hosted by Frederick County & the City of Frederick

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to

Powered from Above: A Solstice Seminar for Montgomery County Congregations

Since the fall day twelve years ago when a young priest climbed up to the roof of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church to bless their solar panels, “our newest stained-glass windows,” while the choir sang from the parking lot below, over a hundred faith communities in our region have taken climate action by shifting their sanctuaries

Capital Area Solar Co-op Info Session Hosted by Gaithersburg

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This webinar will focus on solar leases and power purchase agreements. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to

Maryland Solar 101: Hosted by the city of Bowie

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. This session will focus on Solar and Electric Vehicles and EV Chargers. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated
Commercial Solar

Commercial Solar Market Survey

We, the Department of Environmental Protection for Montgomery County, envision a County where under-utilized commercial space is filled with solar. We see parking lots covered with solar canopies, turning a hot, barren parking lot, into a sheltered area that powers buildings with clean electricity. We see rooftops covered in panels, turning empty space into an energy provider and a crucial step in

Ask An EV Owner

On the 1st Wednesday of the every month join the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC (EVADC) for our on-line Ask An EV Owner event. Are you shopping for an EV? Do you have questions about your new EV? Or are you just curious about EVs? If you can answer yes to any of

Solar Power Purchase Agreement (Solar PPA) Explained

This article was written and published on the SaveOnEnergy® website. Their mission is simple. They aim to hook you up with a reliable energy plan at an affordable all-in rate, with full-transparency about what you’re buying. Solar Options If you are interested in going solar, there are many different options. You can participate in the

Maryland Solar 101: hosted by Frederick County and the City of Frederick

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels. Co-op members get: • a free review of

Virginia Solar 101: Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op Info Session

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more. You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels. Co-op members get: • a free review of

Join the FIRST EVER Capital Area Solar Co-op 2021

For the first time in jurisdictional history – Montgomery County is joining the town of Poolesville, cities of Bowie, Falls Church, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Takoma Park, and Washington DC as well as Arlington and Frederick County in an effort to promote residential solar installations! Launched on April 1, 2021, this is no April’s Fool’s Joke,

Local Student Creates a Solar Charger for Everyone

Emma Hubbard attends the Early College Program at Montgomery College Takoma Park (majoring in Biological Sciences) and is a senior at Clarksburg High School. She got into solar energy electronics out of experimenting with Arduino and various YouTube projects. Originally the boxes were going to be hand-crank, but she saw the potential for solar panels

Two New Solar Farms are Open for Subscriptions in Maryland!

Community, or shared, solar makes it possible for anyone with an electric bill to access solar energy, even if they can’t put it where they live. Residents receive the same benefit as installing solar panels on their roofs by subscribing to a large commercial project in the same utility area. How does Community Solar work?  Residents receive

A Resident’s Solar Story

Kenneth Hinga of Bethesda, Maryland recently installed solar on his home and wanted to share the experience with other homeowners. Hear about his experience. We wanted to install solar, but were told our house in Bethesda had too much shading from trees to make it practical.  We also own a house in Rhode Island that

MD Solar Democracy & Equity Collaborative

Montgomery County declared a climate emergency in 2017. With this declaration, the county pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2027. It plans to achieve 100% elimination of emissions by 2035.I’d like you to join us to learn about a policy to help the county meet these goals. Solar United Neighbors is hosting

COVID Aid Package Makes Initial Commitment to a Clean Energy Recovery

Press Release reprinted from Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) Monday, Dec 21 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed broad end-of-year legislation that includes significant benefits for solar energy. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes. The legislation

Solar for Condo Associations

Local Condo Associations are pursuing innovative financing to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean energy investments in their operations and communities. Participate this special webinar to learn about exciting advancements Solar PV and Solar Financing! The Montgomery County Green Bank is partnering with Ipsun Solar to provide an overview of Solar for Condo

A Portion of Former Landfill To Be Transformed into a Solar Energy Project

Montgomery County moves another step closer toward meeting the ambitious goal of eliminating greenhouse emissions by 2035 with an innovative partnership that will provide reliable clean energy for low-to-moderate income households and County Government. Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, will build three solar arrays on approximately 16 acres of underutilized County-owned land

Solar United Neighbors Screening of Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip!

What do you, HGTV’s Jonathan Scott, and Solar United Neighbors all have in common? We all want more people to have access to solar! In his new documentary, which recently premiered on PBS, Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott set out to learn about the barriers that keep people from going solar. You might be surprised

Solar Permit Success Webinar

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services to learn about the new solar setback requirements in the 2018 International Residential Code. Meet Tyler Mosman, DPS’s senior engineer, who will be discussing Montgomery County’s interpretation of pathways as well as identifying common reasons residential solar plans are held up in permit review. Stick around after the

How to Finance Solar for Common Ownership Communities

On October 20 at 6:30 pm the Montgomery County Green Bank and the Commission on Common Ownership Communities are delivering a webinar on solar PV to homeowners in Home Owner Association (HOA) communities. The webinar will help homeowners understand how solar PV works, how a system can be designed for a home in an HOA, and the

Pathways to Success: A guide to solar installation setback requirements

Join Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services on Thursday October 15th to learn about the new solar setback requirements in the 2018 International Residential Code. Meet Tyler Mosman, DPS’s senior engineer, who will be discussing Montgomery County’s interpretation of pathways as well as identifying common reasons residential solar plans are held up in permit review.

National Solar Congress

Solar United Neighbors has hosted state congresses throughout the country. Now, we’re excited to bring together solar experts and supporters from across the nation for the first National Solar Congress. Virtual sessions will cover topics including how to go solar and what to do once you have solar, how to advocate for solar policies, the

National Solar Tour

The National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots renewable energy event in the nation and this year we’re going virtual! The National Solar Tour brings together hundreds of solar home and business owners, schools, community organizations, farms, and more. They’ll share with you their solar stories and you will get to connect, ask and answer

Drive into the SUN Movie Screening

Looking for a fun way to get out of the house and be socially distanced while doing good for your community? Grab your snack of choice and learn more about clean energy and the solar movement from the comfort of your own car! Come together with solar supporters from around the county to watch the

Yelp’s Solar Happy Hour KIT @ Miscellaneous Distillery

Yelp KITs are available for purchase directly from the businesses below from August 10th – October 5th 2020, and many are even paired with Yelp virtual events for pro tutelage and Q&As with the biz owner! In this event, three different signature locally distilled liquors are packaged in this KIT in addition to a sweet

ARTINA 2020: LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance

Have you visited Silver Spring Museum lately? Sandy Spring Museum was founded in 1981 when a group of residents led by Delmas Wood, an insurance salesman and auctioneer, noted that the community’s history was being sold off with every passing of a long-time resident. At Sandy Spring Museum, it’s all about the community. Everything they

4th Solar Co-op Solar Installer Chosen!!!

For the third year in a row, Montgomery County 4th Solar Co-Op members chose Solar Energy World as their solar installer through an open and competitive bidding process. Solar Energy World is a top rated residential solar installation company which ensures co-op participants will be able to leverage bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and preferred financing

#ShowUsYourSolar

Do you have solar panels on your roof? Or your garage? Or in your yard? Or on your business? If so, #SHOWUSYOURSOLAR!!! As we celebrate the 4th Solar Co-op in Montgomery County, we also want to celebrate all of the residents and small businesses in the County that have invested in solar energy. #ShowUsYourSolar Our

Partners in Energy: Kimberly Armstrong

At DEP, we truly believe that our partners are key to making Montgomery County as green as it can be. This series profiles a local leader, advocate, or trailblazer who is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and helping the county realize its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035.

Community Solar Policy & Programs

This is the second in a 3-part series on Community Solar Basics. Community solar offers the benefit of solar to those who can’t, or prefer not to, install solar panels on their homes. It enable individuals, businesses, or organizations to purchase or subscribe to “share” in a community solar project. If you join a community

Announcing the 4th Solar Co-op!!!

Go Solar and Get EV Chargers with the 4th Solar Co-op! This is the 4th year that Montgomery County has partnered to work with Solar United Neighbors to bring residents (and small businesses) an opportunity to put solar panels on their homes. This year we are also offering EV charging! So you can put solar

Financing Your Solar Project with the Green Bank hosted by Solar United Neighbors

Find out more about the new Clean Energy Advantage (CEA) Program from the Montgomery Green Bank and how you can finance your solar panel and electric vehicle charging station. You will also learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. This presentation will take you through the technology, economics, financing,