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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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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Seeking Solar Panel Requirements on All New Single-Family Homes in 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to pass a bill that would require new single-family houses to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2022. The environmentally-conscious solar panels would turn sunlight into electricity. Elrich wants to officially introduce the bill this year, according to The Washington Post.  In 2017, the Montgomery County Council […]

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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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May 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Solar Panels Powering Montgomery Parks

Two solar fields on Montgomery County parks, just on Wednesday, saved about 7.8 barrels of oil and offset 18,500 pounds of carbon. The fields — in South Germantown Recreational Area and at Rock Creek Regional Park — are expected to generate between 3.2 and 3.5 million kilowatts a year, said Amanda Aparicio, sustainability coordinator for […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Board of Education Candidates Weigh in Installing Solar Panels on County Schools

Eleven candidates for Montgomery County Board of Education participated in the April 23, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Tracie Potts of NBC 4 moderated the forum. All candidates were asked their position on the following question: Would you commit to installing solar panels on school structures at […]

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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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February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Takes Up New Rules for Solar Panels

Montgomery County residents and businesses could have greater access for solar arrays creating electricity from sunshine. Councilmembers Tom Hucker, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich have introduced a zoning text amendment that will allow solar installations with a capacity of up to 2 megawatts — enough electricity to power 200 nearby homes. “Nearly everyone agrees we’re […]

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September 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week and this show begins with a report on an executive order that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed this week requiring public schools to begin after Labor Day. There are also reports on Montgomery County Public Schools record enrollment, the need for election workers […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Solar Panels (VIDEO)

Eric Friedman is the director of the Office of Consumer Protection in Montgomery County. In this latest Consumer Alert, below, Friedman has some advice about how to hire a company to install solar panels.

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August 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on a Council work session to discuss what caused a 911 outage, a zoning text amendment that would ban all non-permanent signs in the public right away, and the latest on solar panels going up at county buildings. You can watch the […]

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