University Park Solar    

A For-Profit Private Membership LLC for Solar Energy


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Our Partnership with Neighborhood Sun

 

Whether homeowners or renters, Pepco customers in Prince George’s or Montgomery County, MD can switch to solar.  A large solar installation is being built on a landfill in Fort Washington, MD.  Subscribers will be credited for a portion of the solar electricity generated there.  Rather than paying PEPCO, subscribers will pay the solar developer, Neighborhood Sun. PEPCO will still deliver the electricity and bill monthly but with a credit for the portion of solar electricity generated that month. There are no upfront costs. The monthly solar bill will always be at a rate 5% less than the PEPCO rate.  That lower rate is guaranteed no matter how PEPCO’s rate may fluctuate over time.  Service is planned to begin in spring 2019. To sign up before the end of 2018, click here for further details and to begin applying.

Our Proposal for University Park Elementary School

We formed another LLC, University Park Elementary Solar LLC, in the hopes of winning the Prince George’s County School Board’s approval to place a solar plant on the roof of our neighborhood school, University Park Elementary.  Unfortunately, that effort failed.  However, we were able to assist the Town's STEP grant management in navigating and structuring a proposal that resulted in a solar plant operating on the school's roof.  To see the latest solar generation at UPES click here.

 

Urban Farm "Civic Works" Baltimore Clifton Park

We are actively pursuing an opportunity to place a  solar plant on top of the farm's storage refrigeration unit.  We are also exploring solar water heating applications for a local coin laundry.  Stay tuned.

 

Franklin's Solar Thermal Project

We are shepharded a newly formed community group, Community Solar Thermal LLC, as it developed a solar hot water heating plant placed on the roof of Franklin's, a historic brew pub in neighboring Hyattsville, MD.  To read more about it, click here.

 

Hurricane Maria Solar Relief for Puerto Rico

A group of UP Community Solar members continue a solar relief effort to help our fellow Americans on the island. In early December 2017 three technical experts visited several devastated communities to help us evaluate the situation on the ground and formulate a relief plan. They identified a municipality we can work with to focus on a community center, a school, and a drinking water site for a solar installation. It is our intention to bring back some badly needed electricity to power water pumps and other critical infrastructure.  Any help you can give in organizing this effort, fund raising, and/or by making a financial donation will be very valuable and much appreciated. We are partnering with Global Solace, a non-profit 501 c-3 with previous solar installation experience in Africa and Haiti.

You can get involved by contacting Sabrina Meyers at 301-641-0114 sab333rina@yahoo.com   or David Brosch at 301-779-3168 davidcbrosch@comcast.net.

 

 

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