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 Aug. 17, 2021.

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 who are renting or cannot put solar panels on their homes can still subscribe and participate in the program. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 235 metric tons each year, or the equivalent of 51 cars taken off the road annually, Deyo said.

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