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Office of Energy and SustainabilitySuperior government service with the smallest possible environmental footprint

Solar

Goal:
Install 6 megawatts of solar on County facilities by the end of 2017.
Progress:
88% complete as of September 2017. 11 megawatts expected by the end of 2018.

About Montgomery County’s Solar Initiative

Montgomery County’s solar initiative reduces the impact of County government operations on the environment by maximizing the generation of solar energy on County facilities, including the installation of solar panels on libraries, recreation centers, child care centers, correctional facilities, and offices.

Through grants and power purchase agreements, Montgomery County benefits from clean, renewable solar energy with no upfront costs. Solar energy systems:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Lower utility bills;
  • Stabilize the utility grid by generating extra power on hot sunny days when energy demands are high;
  • Reduce the need for new power plants and transmission lines, and;
  • Create jobs in the community.

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Completed Projects

For more information on solar project locations and status, including real time power generation, please visit Solar Projects and Map.

Projects in Progress

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