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Montgomery County Solar and EV Charger Co-op

The co-op is open to residents and businesses in Montgomery County

209 members of 200 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on August 31, 2020

Local Utilities offer Residential EV Charger Rebate

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Maryland Residents may qualify for a $300 rebate for qualifying Level 2 smart chargers through PEPCO and Potomac Edison.

Solar Energy World’s upper tier Smart EV Charger option is eligible for either rebate.

In order to qualify, homeowner’s must:

  • live in a single family home
  • have secured home Wi-Fi
  • Share charging data with your Utility
  • Apply for rebate  (Potomac Edison – must be submitted within 30 days of a successful installation.)

Rebates are limited and are available while supplies last.


Committee Selects Solar Energy World

Monday, July 13, 2020

The committee of co-op members chose Solar Energy World over 6 other offers in a competitive biding process.

Co-op members selected Solar Energy World because of their competitive pricing, capacity to serve the group, quality and variety of equipment offerings.

The co-op is open to new members until August 31st. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels.

Solar Energy World will provide each co-op member with an individualized proposal based on the group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Montgomery County Solar and EV Charger Co-op Issues RFP

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The 54-member Montgomery Solar & EV Charger Co-op  issued a request for proposals (RFP) from local solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The co-op is sponsored by: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.

Local installers interested in serving the group can click to download the RFP and response template.
Bids are due Monday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m.

The Montgomery County Green Bank Offers Flexible Financing

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Montgomery County Green Bank is helping Montgomery County residents access flexible financing for solar systems! The Clean Energy Advantage Program offers:
  1. Preferred interest rates of 5%, which are below the offering of the lenders in the market.
  2. Up to 100% project financing.
  3. No prepayment penalties.
  4. Two loan options:
  5. Short term (12 to 18 month) – Loans to cover the 26% 2020 income tax credit-eligible portion of the project.  This loan has no current payments and is designed to be repaid in full after the homeowner obtains its tax benefit.
  6. Long term, fixed rate (12 and 15 year) – Loan to cover up to 74% of the project costs.  This loan has level monthly payments for the term of the loan.
  7. Not a mortgage or equity line so no additional debt on the property.
Interested? The co-ops chosen solar installer can help you enroll in the program.
Check out the Montgomery County Green Bank’s website for more information.
Co-op launched
May 4, 2020

Co-op organizer

Kimberly Armstrong
Maryland Program Director
Solar United Neighbors

Hello and thank you for checking out the solar co-op!
Whether you’re just curious about solar, or you’re ready to make the switch now, I’m here to help. I can answer any questions you have about solar. I’ll give you installer-neutral guidance to help you make an informed, confident decision about going solar.
I have robust experience as a sustainability adviser, author, and community advocate. Before joining the SUN staff, I served as a Maryland advisory board member. Now, I work throughout Maryland, helping communities go solar, join together, and fight for energy rights. Solar co-ops are a big part of this work!
I love seeing fellow Marylanders harvesting sunshine to lower their electric bills and build a clean, equitable energy system in their communities!
Take a look around the co-op page, and let me know how I can help you today.

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