Montgomery County Community Solar Co-Op Largest in Community Power Network

A My Green Montgomery news post (2017-02-10) announced the formation of the first county-wide community solar co-op by MD SUN. My Green Montgomery, an initiative of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, is a “one-stop-shop” designed to help County residents access environmental programs and resources. MD SUN is a non-profit organization that works to advance the use of solar energy in Maryland and assist groups of residents start up community solar projects. From the news post:


In MD SUN‘s first attempt at creating a county-wide solar co-op, the Montgomery County Solar Co-op made history. It is the largest single co-op in the Community Power Network! Congratulations to the 90 people who joined the Co-op, MD Sun and all the partners! …

MD SUN organized the co-op with promotional help from the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the Cities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park, Poolesville Green, and the Adat Shalom congregation in Bethesda. …

The Co-Op’s work has resulted in 790 kilowatts of solar being installed and more than $2 million dollars invested by Montgomery County homeowners in clean energy. By the end of the sign-up period in September,  244 Montgomery County homeowners had joined the group and countless more learned about the importance of solar.

Useful Links

My Green Montgomery Website

MD SUN Website

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Website