Benefits of Solar

The Montgomery County Solar and Advanced Energy Initiative is helping the County build a healthier community, reduce the impact of our operations on the environment, improve resiliency to a changing climate, spur job creation and reduce operating costs. All with clean energy generated on County properties.

Environmental Benefits

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Generate 10 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. That’s enough electricity to power more than 800 single family homes.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7,400 metric tons each year.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 1,600 cars off the road.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to planting 192,000 trees.

Financial and Resiliency Benefits

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Save $10 million over 20 years. The electricity generated by the solar photovoltaic systems is less expensive than other energy supply options cutting electricity costs.

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Support local green businesses and create more than 100 new jobs across the supply chain, based on estimates by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Reduce demand on the utility grid. That means fewer brownouts and blackouts during periods of peak electricity demand.