County to Showcase Future of Electric Power March 19

Are you interested in electric leaf blowers and mowers? Have you thought about purchasing an electric car or solar panels for your home?  Montgomery County’s first “Go Electric” event in March may be the place for you to find answers to questions about electric power alternatives.

Montgomery College in Rockville hosts this free outdoor event on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experts will display and explain the benefits of electric cars, battery-powered yard equipment, solar power, small appliance recycling and energy incentives.

There will be information and exhibits for homeowners, home owner association members, building managers, landscapers, fleet managers and commuters. This family-friendly event will include tours of an electric Ride-on bus, electric cars, and a local vendor of plant-based food. There also will be information on green financing, demonstrations of outdoor battery yard equipment and ways to save on energy bills.

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and PEPCO will be on hand to provide rebates on electric leaf blowers, and free LED bulbs in exchange for old CFL or incandescent bulbs.

Attendees with old household batteries may also save a trip to the Shady Grove Transfer Station. The DEP will have a place to place batteries to be recycled.

The event will be held at North Campus Drive, Montgomery College in Rockville

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