November 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Subscriptions Now Available for Future Community Solar Farm 

Low and moderate-income Montgomery County residents who receive electricity through Pepco can now sign up to use solar power through a future community solar farm. “Anyone who receives an electric bill can benefit including renters, residents in multi-unit buildings, municipalities, nonprofits and businesses that don’t own their roofs,” according to a release from the county. […]

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August 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches First Community Solar Panel Program 

The Paddington Square Apartments complex in Silver Spring is the site of Montgomery County’s first community solar panel project, leaders announced at the residences Tuesday. The 286 kilowatts of solar panel energy will be subscribed to county households in increments of about three kilowatts per household, Montgomery County Green Bank CEO Tom Deyo said. Those […]

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July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

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October 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Partners with SolarCity on Energy Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced the County’s largest solar initiative ever. According to a news release, the solar initiative with SolarCity encompasses 14 individual projects and is expected to produce approximately six million kilowatt-hours each year – enough to power nearly 600 average size homes. According to a county news release, Montgomery County […]

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September 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 3, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 3rd, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Planning Board returns from its summer recess and board members are scheduled to review the White Flint 2 Sector Plan – Scope of Work today. 2. Solar power is the topic of an Environment Maryland news conference to be […]

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April 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Forming Neighborhood Solar Co-op (VIDEO)

If you live in Rockville or a surrounding neighborhood and have ever thought about going solar, now is the perfect time to do it. Rockville is forming a neighborhood solar cooperative where residents can learn about the process of going solar together and apply for a big discount. Rockville 11’s Morgan Lash has the report. […]

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June 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Poolesville Cuts Ribbon for Town’s New Solar Array

Town of Poolesville officials will celebrate the recent completion of a new solar array system at the Poolesville Public Works Depot on Monday, June 2 at 5 p.m. This initiative makes the Town the only municipality in Montgomery County and one of the first three municipalities in Maryland with its own fully-operational source of renewable […]

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