Author: mcgreenbank Staff          Published: 8/23/2021        MCGreenbank.org

Community Solar Project Lunched In Montgomery County

 

Equity-Focused Installation Is First of Its Kind in Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s first community solar project to include a set aside for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households was celebrated at an August 17 ground-breaking at Paddington Square Apartments, the host property for the solar array project.
Pictured (Left to Right): David Wright (Groundswell, Director of Project Development), Lorig Charkoudian (Maryland State Delegate), Stacey Hughes (SunLightGeneral Capital), Bonnie Norman (Montgomery County Green Bank, Chair), Adriana Hochberg (Montgomery County ACAO), Kayrine Brown (HOC, Acting Executive Director), Marc Elrich (Montgomery County Executive), Councilmember Will Jawando, Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz, Tom Deyo (Montgomery County Green Bank, CEO)

The Community Solar at Paddington Square project will offer 91 subscriptions to local households who want to be a part of an equitable clean energy future for Montgomery County with 28 of these subscriptions set aside for low- and moderate-income households.  And, this community solar project will reduce green house gas emissions by 235 metric tons per year, which is equivalent to removing 51 cars from the road each year.

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“The Paddington Square community solar project aligns with the County’s efforts to combat climate change and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2035,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I applaud the project’s attention to members in our community who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and I am appreciative of the hard work of the project partners to bring this project into fruition.”

“We are excited to see this equitable community solar project come online to offer the opportunity for all residents to have access to renewable energy,” said Tom Deyo, CEO of the Montgomery County Green Bank. “The collaboration with Pepco, the County, and the project partners has made this effort possible to deliver benefits to County residents and to support the County’s drive to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.”

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The Green Bank now offers a broad portfolio of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency financing options for commercial and residential property improvements. Its suite of products include the Clean Energy Advantage program for homeowners and the Commercial Loan for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program, the  Small Business Energy Savings Support program, and the Commercial Solar PPA program for businesses.

The Montgomery County Green Bank is a publicly-chartered nonprofit dedicated to accelerating affordable energy efficiency and clean energy investment in Montgomery County, MD. We partner with the private sector to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusively prosperous, resilient, sustainable, and healthy community. Our work supports Montgomery County’s goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Visit us at www.mcgreenbank.org.