Solar Energy

May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.County Will Remain on Stay at Home Order: County Executive and Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold a news conference today at noon to discuss what criteria must be met before additional openings and other activities can be allowed in Montgomery […]

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May 12, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Department of Environmental Protection to Host First ‘Digital Solar Happy Hour’

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a “Digital Solar Happy Hour” focused on bringing solar energy and electric vehicle charging to homes and small businesses. The digital happy hour will be held on Thursday, May 14 live online from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is in partnership with local breweries […]

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May 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Parks Expect Solar Array to Save on Energy

Montgomery Parks “flipped the switch” Wednesday in a ceremony to mark the addition of a pair of solar arrays powering county parks. The panels — at South Germantown Recreational and Rock Creek parks — have been providing power since about March. And the deal with Standard Solar should net the park system savings. Tony Clifford, […]

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April 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Proposed Zoning Regs Would Allow County to Pursue ‘Community Solar’

One way for Montgomery County to do its part to stem climate change could be through “community solar,” where groups of individuals can band together to support solar arrays. “Community solar projects here and around the country can really help reduce our carbon footprint and reduce the devastating impact of climate change on the planet,” […]

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October 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Announces Energy Initiative with SolarCity (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is moving towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving money by using solar energy. The first phase of solar panel installation in public county buildings is underway and the first building to get the panels is the Jane Lawton Community Recreation Center. Lorna Virgili has more about the county’s solar initiative. Visit our […]

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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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